Colombia women's national football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Las Cafeteras (The Coffee Growers)
Las Chicas Superpoderosas (The Powerpuff Girls)
Association Federación Colombiana
de Fútbol
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Fabián Taborda
Captain Diana Ospina
Most caps Carmen Rodallega (42)
Top scorer Catalina Usme (15)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
FIFA ranking 31 Steady
Highest FIFA ranking 28 (December 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 118 (June 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Colombia Colombia 4–1 Venezuela 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest win
Colombia Colombia 8–0 Venezuela 
(Lima, Peru; 11 April 2003)
 Uruguay 0–8 Colombia Colombia
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 6 June 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 12–0 Colombia Colombia
(Lima, Peru; 27 April 2003)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2011)
Best result Group Stage
South American Women's Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Best result 2nd Place (2010, 2014)

The Colombia women's national football team (Las Cafeteras) represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and is controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. It is a member of the CONMEBOL. It is currently ranked 28th on the World and has qualified for one FIFA Women's World Cup, in Germany 2011.

Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and is also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina. Las Cafeteras also had participated in four Sudamericano Femenino, in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2010.

Colombia were runners-up in the 2010 South American Women's Championship, their best ever finish, earning the team a place in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in Germany.[1]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify
China 2007 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2011 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 4
Canada 2015 Qualified
Total 2/7 3 0 1 2 0 4

Sudamericano Femenino record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 1991 Did Not Enter
Brazil 1995 Did Not Enter
Argentina 1998 First Group Stage 4 2 0 2 11 16
Peru 2003 3rd Place 5 2 1 2 12 16
Argentina 2006 First Group Stage 4 1 1 2 4 11
Ecuador 2010 2nd Place 7 4 1 2 19 8
Ecuador 2014 2nd Place 7 5 2 0 12 2
Total 5/7 27 14 5 8 58 53

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Colombia scorers
March 8, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Venezuela 0–1 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament
March 10, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Uruguay 2–0 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament Leyci Santos Goal 70', Diana Ospina Goal 88'
March 12, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Brazil 1–2 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament Mildrey Pineda Goal 66'

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Colombia squad in the 2014 Copa América Femenina.[2]

Head coach: Fabián Taborda

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Paula Forero (1992-01-25)25 January 1992 (aged 22) United States Barry University
2 2DF Fátima Montano (1984-10-02)2 October 1984 (aged 29) Colombia Liga Vallecaucana
3 2DF Natalia Gaitán (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 23) United States Houston Aces
4 3MF Diana Ospina (c) (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 25) Colombia Formas Íntimas
5 2DF Melissa Ortíz (1990-01-24)24 January 1990 (aged 24) United States Boston Breakers
6 3MF Daniela Montoya (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 24) Colombia Formas Íntimas
7 3MF Maria Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 24) Colombia Independiente Medellín
8 4FW Ingrid Vidal (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 28) Colombia CD Palmiranas
9 4FW Orianica Velasquez (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 25) United States Houston Aces
10 3MF Yoreli Rincón (1993-07-27)27 July 1993 (aged 21) United States New York Flash
11 3MF Isabella Echeverri (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 20) United States Toledo Rockets
12 1GK Sandra Milena (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 26) Colombia Formas Íntimas
13 2DF Angela Clavijo Colombia Club La Real
14 2DF Nataly Arias United States Atlanta Silver Backs
15 4FW Tatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 23) United States Houston Aces
16 4FW Lady Andrade (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 (aged 22) Colombia Formas Íntimas
17 2DF Carolina Arias (1990-09-02)2 September 1990 (aged 24) Colombia CD Palmiranas
18 4FW Katerin Castro (1991-11-21)21 November 1991 (aged 22) Sweden Alnö IF
19 3MF Leici Santos (1996-05-16)16 May 1996 (aged 18) Colombia Club Besser
20 4FW Laura Cosme Colombia Liga Vallecaucana
21 3MF Mildren Pineda (1989-10-01)1 October 1989 (aged 24) Colombia Liga Vallecaucana
22 1GK Yineth Varón (1982-06-23)23 June 1982 (aged 32) Colombia CD Palmiranas

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