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Women’s World Cup 2023: Everything you need to know about Colombia

Colombia′s World Cup 2023 fixtures:

You can read all about Korea Republic, Germany and Morocco by clicking on their names here.

How did Colombia qualify?

Colombia qualified by reaching the final of last summer’s Copa América. They won all four group games and then beat Argentina in the semi-finals, before a 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the final.

Colombia’s major tournament record

World Cup

Best World Cup result: Round of 16- 2015.

Copa América

Best Copa América result: Finalists- 2010, 2014 & 2022.

Olympic Games

Best Olympics result: Group Stages- 2012 & 2016.

Colombia at World Cup 2023

Colombia have become familiar faces at World Cups in recent editions, but will they now make a meaningful impact on the global stage?

Four years later, they claimed their maiden World Cup win, upsetting the odds to defeat France 2-0 in Moncton, with this enough to see them sneak through in third-place, before being swatted aside in the last 16 by USA.

During this period, Colombia also featured at back-to-back Olympics in 2012 and 2016, but lost five of six matches, their sole draw, surprisingly, coming against the United States at Arena da Amazônia.

They then, catastrophically, didn’t even qualify for the 2019 World Cup, but will return this summer, having reached the 2022 Copa América Final.

Traditionally, Colombia are South America’s second power, losing in the Copa Finals of 2010, 2014 and 2022, each time to Brazil, most-recently beaten in last summer’s final 1-0 at Estadio Alfonso López.

However, as outlined, las Cafeteras have struggled to translate those good performances within South American into World Cup results.

Back in April, Nelson Abadía’s team were beaten in friendlies by both France and Italy, 5-2 and 2-1 respectively, so are still a long way behind the best this competition has to offer.

Colombia will kick off their World Cup campaign on 25 July, taking on Korea Republic at Sydney Football Stadium.

After that, they’ll face two-times World Champions Germany at the same venue, before rounding out the group stage against Morocco at Perth Rectangular Stadium.

While Germany will almost certainly win all three matches, second spot in Group H is very much up for grabs, with Colombia believing they can get through, which would be a significant achievement.

Colombia′s key players: Carolina Arias

With over 40 caps to her name, veteran right-back Carolina Arias will be key to Colombia’s success.

At club level, after a brief spell with Atlético Madrid, she returned to Colombia in 2021, signing for Deportivo Cali, before moving to Atlético Junior earlier this year.

Colombia′s key players: Daniela Montoya

Captaining this team will be midfielder Daniela Montoya, who’ll be adding to her 51 national team caps Down Under.

She’s previously represented las Cafeteras at two World Cups and an Olympics, missing the 2016 games after criticising the FCF for not paying the women’s players, which seems fair enough.

Montoya scored a late equaliser against Mexico at the 2015 World Cup, hoping to add another World Cup goal to her collection this summer.

Colombia′s key players: Linda Caicedo

18 years old Linda Caicedo could be one of the breakout stars of this tournament.

At last year’s Copa América, she scored twice, including the winner against Argentina in the semi-finals, and was named player of the tournament, despite being just 17 at the time.

In total, she’s netted five times for Colombia so far, most-recently on target against Nigeria in February.

Caicedo’s performances at the Copa earned her a move to Real Madrid 12 months ago, scoring three times in 13 appearances for the Spanish giants, as los Blancos finishing second in Liga F,

If Colombia are able to surprise a few at this competition, Caicedo will be at the centre of their attacking output.

Colombia′s possible starting line-up for World Cup 2023

Colombia′s full squad for World Cup 2023


Catalina Pérez 20 0 Avaí
Sandra Sepúlveda 35 0 Independiente Medellín
Natalia Giraldo 6 0 América de Cali


Carolina Arias 40 0 Atlético Junior Barranquilla
Daniela Arias 25 3 América de Cali
Daniela Caracas 24 0 Espanyol
Jorelyn Carabalí 21 0 Atlético Mineiro
Mónica Ramos 12 0 Grêmio
Ángela Barón 1 0 Atlético Nacional
Ana María Guzmán 1 0 Deportivo Pereira


Daniela Montoya 51 5 Atlético Nacional
Diana Ospina 55 6 América de Cali
Manuela Vanegas 31 0 Real Sociedad
Lady Andrade 47 5 Real Brasília
Lorena Bedoya 19 0 Real Brasília
Leicy Santos 50 10 Atlético Madrid
Marcela Restrepo 7 1 Dux Logroño
María Camila Reyes 4 0 Independiente Santa Fe
Mayra Ramírez 24 5 Levante


Catalina Usme 72 38 América de Cali
Linda Caicedo 18 5 Real Madrid
Elexa Bahr 14 0 América de Cali
Ivonne Chacón 7 0 Valencia

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Group H table

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