After the conclusion of the Copa América Femenina, the finalists obtained several benefits
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LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Last Saturday, July 30, the Women's Copa América ended. Although the Colombian National Team put up a fight, in the end Brazil was crowned champion, with a penalty goal by Débora Cristiane de Oliveira.
However, the balance of the competition was positive, and was a step forward for women's football in the region in several ways. With transmission to more than 140 countries and an attendance of more than 22,000 people, the Alfonso López stadium in Bucaramanga witnessed a historic event. Additionally, the incipient president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, commented on his Twitter that "One of the first tasks of the Ministry of Sports is to ensure that the women's soccer league is constituted."
On the other hand, this Copa América was also the first time in the history of the tournament in which the finalists received remuneration, according to Alejandro Dominguez, president of Conmebol. Brazil, apart from obtaining a quota for the next Women's World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, received a sum of 1,500,000 dollars in prizes.
Colombia, for its part, received the same quotas and a sum of 500,000 dollars.
Domínguez also assured that a match will be played between the winners of the Women's Euro Cup and the winners of the Women's Copa América, to continue promoting the scope of women's soccer.
At the individual level of the players, there was also some good news for the coffee team. For example, it is rumored that Linda Caicedo, a figure of the National Team in this competition, could have a pre-contract with FC Barcelona, a situation that would mean a huge leap for her professional career.