[Women’s World Cup] Colombia coach won’t play South Korea…disciplinary action carried over from 8 years ago

Colombia coach Nelson Abadia will be benched for South Korea’s first match of the 2023 FIFA World Cup against Australia and New Zealand.

According to the Korea Football Association on Thursday, Abadia’s suspension from the 2015 World Cup in Canada, where she was part of the coaching staff of the Colombian women’s team, will be carried over to the first match of the tournament.

The KFA said it confirmed the news to the Colombian Football Federation later in the day.

Colombia’s first opponent will be the South Korean national team, coached by Colin Bell. The match will kick off at 11am local time on the 25th at Sydney Football Stadium.

“I believe that the 23 players we have now are the best we have ever had,” Abadia told a pre-match press conference at the stadium on 24 April, adding that he was confident they were “the best prepared”.메이저사이트

Colombia set to face South Korea in first leg
(Sydney, July 24) – Colombia’s head coach Nelson Abadia (L) and main striker Linda Caicedo answer questions during their official press conference at the Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday afternoon (local time), a day before their first group match against South Korea at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023. 24 July 2023 utzza@yna.co.kr

However, she did not comment on her disciplinary situation.

A dozen Colombian journalists were present at the press conference, but no questions were asked about the suspension.

At the 2015 tournament in Canada, Colombia lost 0-2 in the round of 16 to the United States. They did not qualify for the 2019 World Cup in France.

They qualified for the World Cup by reaching the final of last year’s Copa America (South American Football Championship).

Abadia is the “godfather” of Colombian women’s football.

He joined the women’s national team in 2014 as a member of the coaching staff before being named head coach in 2017 and has been at the helm ever since.

“It was in 2016 and 2017 that I started to believe that the women’s game in Colombia was going to grow,” Abadia recalls, referring to the 2005 ‘diva’ Linda Caicedo (Real Madrid), who was also present at the press conference.

“I felt that way watching youth football at that time. Caicedo was 12 years old at the time.” “Women’s football appealed to me. There were so many unknowns and so much potential for development.”

Korea-Colombia coaches to clash in first leg
(Sydney) July 24 (Reuters) – South Korea’s head coach Colleen Bell (L) and Colombia’s head coach Nelson Abadia, who will face each other in the first group match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023, speak during the official press conference at Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday afternoon. 24 July 2023 utzza@yna.co.kr

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