Mexico's female team: The great absence of 2019 World Cup

The Mexican women's team will not play the 2019 World Cup in France, after winning the gold medal in the Central Americans of Barranquilla 2018

Mexico's female team: The great absence of 2019 World Cup

Mexico is a country that lives football to the fullest, and that is reflected in the female categories. However, the Central American female team passed went from the glorious to the ridiculous. Well, after marveling at their style of play in the past Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, where they won the gold medal, they couldn't accomplish the main objective: the 2019 World Cup in France.

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A gold that today knows little

Last August, the team by Roberto Medina, surpassed Costa Rica 3-1 in the final of Barranquilla 2018 and won the gold medal, which they obtained in the Central American and Caribbean Games in the edition of Veracruz 2014.

Milenio.com remembers the details of that match with the burst goals trident of Charlyn Corral (60 '), Kenti Robles (61'), and Katlyn Johnson (62 '). Katherine Alvarado had overtaken the "ticas" from minute 14 by transforming a penalty. Mexico finished the undefeated championship by winning all five games.

Corral who tied the game with a strong left-handed shot, opened the score for her team, which two minutes after won 3-1. Milenio stressed that, with the result in favor, the US squad endured the attacks of its Central American rival during the last half hour to hang the gold metal and achieve the conquest. Venezuela managed to win the bronze medal.


En juego correspondiente a la tercera fecha del Grupo A en el Premundial Femenil de la CONCACAF 2019.

Panamá derrota por 2-0 a la Selección Mexicana Femenil que queda eliminada de ir al Mundial Francia 2019.

Estados Unidos y Panamá se quedan con el pase a las semifinales. pic.twitter.com/SHLnCW6JUk

— Zona Deportes México (@ZonaDeportesMEX) 11 de octubre de 2018


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Difficult times

Practically the same team and the same coach. In September, a month after winning the gold medal described in the CAC, Mexico met in the Concacaf draw what would their rivals of the Premundial be, which was held in the United States from October 4 to 21. And the fact that they were located in the same lot as the hosts and wide favorites for the title, was not a good omen, but it was a matter of tranquility for Panama and Trinidad and Tobago as remaining opponents.

Marca completed the information on the Aztecs, adding that group B was made up of Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba. The tournament, which was played specifically in the cities of North Carolina and Texas, allowed the first three places a spot IGNORE INTO the World Cup held in France next year. While the remaining semifinalist, at least was left with the possibility of playing a repechage against another geographical area to try to reach the maximum event.

But the great surprise was created, as the Concacaf website tells. Panama, in group A, beat Mexico 2-0 on the third date, to which both came tied with a win and a loss, and thus eliminated the Central American champion of France 2019. The Panamanians stole the attention of the United States with that resounding victory and then try to emulate their senior men's team, which debuted in a world cup in the last edition of Russia 2018.

Mexico was left out of the FIFA World Cup after having attended the previous editions of Germany 2011 and Canada 2015 and only had the consolation that its archrival Costa Rica was also surprised in the first of its group, falling 1- 0 against Jamaica.

Concacaf noted that the heroine of the commitment was Yenith Bailey, the goalkeeper of only 17 years old, who covered the penalty kick in the discount to Charlyn Corral, when Mexico was raging in the Sahlens Stadium of Wakemed Soccer Park. The Panamanian goals were the work of Karla Riley in fraction 47 and Lineth Cedeño in the 85th.

He added the website of the aforementioned agency that the United States won the first place of that group with a 7-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the final day and with a score of 18-0, after racking up 6-0 with Mexico and 5 -0 with Panama.



The sub20 stood out

Anyway, women's soccer in Mexico has an important development that allows us to dream of recovering from this failure. Marca Claro informed that the U-20 Women's National Team made history by defeating Brazil 3-2 in the World Championship of the category.

Thus, Mexico won its first victory over Brazil in a world championship, and also placed as a group leader for just a moment of that championship, ahead of South Korea and England and Brazil itself as reported by Marca Claro. Finally, none of the two Latin American teams could reach even the semifinals of the event in which he had as champion to Japan.


LatinAmerican Post | Onofre Zambrano

Translated from: 'Selección femenina de México: La gran ausencia del Mundial de Francia 2019'

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