After beating Colombia 1-0 in Bucaramanga on Sunday, Brazil won their fourth consecutive Copa America Femenina title with Debinha’s penalty in the first half. In the penalty spot, the forward sent Catalina Perez the wrong way after being fouled by Manuela Vanegas.
Brazil becomes the eighth nation to win the tournament in nine years, with Pia Sundhage lifting the trophy. She led her team to victory by scoring 20 goals in six games without conceding a goal.
La Canarinha had to cope with throngs of Colombian supporters who crowded the field and chanted “Yes, we can,” supported by coffee farmers who hoped to win the continental championship in addition to some strong opponents. was. first time ever in its history. The center of the field was rife with fighting from the opening minute, and the Brazilian coach quickly had a serious issue when midfielder Angelina left the game in the eighth minute injured following a collision with Colombian Lorena Bedoya.
Prize money for the winners was $1.5 million (£1.23 million), while runners-up received $500,000 (£410,000). Both teams qualified for the 2023 World Cup by finishing in the top three, and by making it to the final, they secured spots at the Paris Olympics in 2024.