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Debinha gives holders Brazil Copa America Femenina win

Debinha scored the only goal of the game as favorites Brazil retained their Copa America Feminina title with a 1-0 win over hosts Colombia in Bucaramanga on Saturday night. It…

Brazils players celebrate winning the Copa America Feminina after a 1 0 win over hosts Colombia

Debinha scored the only goal of the game as favorites Brazil retained their Copa America Feminina title with a 1-0 win over hosts Colombia in Bucaramanga on Saturday night.

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It was Brazil’s fourth title in a row – and eighth in nine editions – with Colombia finishing runners-up for the third time in the last four tournaments.

Both sides, though, qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics and the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia next year.

Third-placed Argentina, who beat Paraguay 3-1 on Friday, also qualified for the World Cup.

The decisive moment in the final came on 39 minutes as Debinha converted a penalty after she had been fouled in the area by Manuela Vanegas.

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“It wasn’t the beautiful game, but it was efficient,” said Brazil’s Swedish coach Pia Sundhage.

“Colombia also didn’t have great chances and we kept a clean sheet, I think we were the better team.”

Brazil have won every edition of the women’s Copa America except for 2006 when they were pushed into second place by the hosts Argentina.

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