The Spanish women’s soccer team will play in Córdoba against Switzerland

The Spanish women’s soccer team will play in Córdoba against Switzerland

He will return to Córdoba in a big way. The Spanish women’s soccer team will play, next September 26, at the Municipal Stadium El Arcángel their qualifying match of the UEFA Women’s Nations League that will face Switzerland. This has been decided by the RFEF match venue designation committee, which has also indicated that the national team sub-23 will play against France in the Soccer City of Las Rozas on September 25. The match will allow the Cordoba fans to pay homage to an extraordinary formation, which is preparing to culminate a historic episode with the dispute next Sunday of the World Cup final in Australia and New Zealand. It will be Spain’s first official commitment after the World Cup and it could step on the Cordoba grass with the stripes of champion.

The national team will join forces with the local fans at the home of Córdoba CF to conquer a priority objective and, given its spiral of current successes, a most seductive challenge: a place in the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Spain will be at stake a place in the new women’s League of Nations, whose group stage will be played from September 21 to December 5. The Spanish They will face Sweden, Italy and Switzerland in group 4 of the highest category. To get the Olympic ticket they should win their group and play the title match in the Final 4 to be held in February 2024.

The players of Spain, euphoric after the pass to the World Cup final. RFEF

Return to Córdoba: September 26

Spain played a friendly on October 7 against Sweden (1-1) and the return is possible within the framework of the agreement signed between the RFEF and the Junta de Andalucía. “The regional government once again joins the RFEF and the Royal Andalusian Football Federation in organizing a meeting, work in which the Provincial Council of Córdoba and the city council are also involved,” says the RFEF through a release.

In her last appearance in Córdoba, a singular event took place: the first appearance of a Cordovan soccer player in the absolute Spanish team in her own land. The episode starred Rocío Gálvez, Real Madrid central defender and recruited by Vilda after a time out of the orbit of La Roja. The woman from Cordoba, with a solid professional career in the Spanish First Division -she went through the Betis, Atlético de Madrid and Levante-, returned to the national team in the last matches of the qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup. After preparation, she was included in the final list for the big event and is one of the components of a team that has already guaranteed a place in honor in the annals of Spanish sport.

Rocío Gálvez, with the Spanish team in Córdoba. AJ GONZÁLEZ

Eleven times in the province

The match played next month against Switzerland at El Arcángel will be the eleventh for the absolute women’s soccer team on Cordoba soil. The first match in Córdoba took place on December 8, 1972 in the old El Arcángel stadium. They were the beginnings of a team that was still so unknown that it was not even recognized by the Royal Spanish Federation (RFEF), which did not happen until 1980. Spain lost 1-5 against Italy in a duel played under a downpour. That clash was the fifth in the history of the women’s team and the second held in Spain.

With the women’s team already recognized as such by the RFEF, they returned to the province on March 2, 1988, this time to face France in Palma del Rio. The meetings of Spain on Cordovan soil were repeated in the following years. On December 9, 1991, they lost 0-1 against Ireland in Lucena. The next clash was held in 1995, in Pozoblanco, and resulted in another defeat, 0-1 against Denmark.

The first victory in Córdoba occurred on October 12, 1998, 4-1 against Scotland, in El Fontanar and in front of nearly 6,000 spectators. That clash was special because Cordoba’s Vanesa Gimbert jumped into the field, a player trained at Mondelia Montilla who retired just a few months ago. Spain played again at El Fontanar in 1999, to draw 1-1 against the Netherlands.

Already in the current century, the team fell 0-1 against Italy in 2002 in Pozoblanco, again with the presence of Vanessa Gimbert. There were still two more matches. In 2004 Spain lost 0-1 against Denmark in Lucena. Already in 2009 they defeated Austria 2-0 in the current El Arcángel, which hosted the last event, against Sweden (1-1), preparatory to a World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in which La Roja has made history.


2023-08-16 15:22:04
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