The women’s team and one more barrier to break

MADRID, July 20 (.) –

The Spanish women’s soccer team will try this Wednesday qualify for the semi-finals of the European Championship in England something that happens mainly by leaving out the host, which would mean overcoming a cross in a major international tournament for the first time. It will be his fifth attempttive, we remember the other four.

1. Euro 1997 semi-finals. The first occasion in which the women’s national team had the opportunity to play a cross in a major event was in his first participation, 25 years ago at the event organized by Norway and Sweden. With just eight teams, they made it out of the group stage to advance to the semi-finals and face Italy, who won 2-1 there. The goal was scored by Angeles Parejo.

2. Euro 2013 quarterfinals. Spain did not return to a major tournament until 2013, although since then they have not missed any more, apart from the Olympics. Also in Sweden, and with twelve participants, he beat his group to go to the quarterfinals and date with Norway, where Ada Hegerberg was already playing and that did not give her too many options by defeating her 3-1. Jenni Hermoso, in 92, scored the goal of a team that survive nine years later Irene Paredes and Lola Gallardo.

3. Euro 2017 quarterfinals. After making history in 2015 by qualifying for their first World Cup, the national team was excited, already with Jorge Vilda on the bench, the continental event that hosted the Netherlands, where 16 teams participated. The Spanish came out of their group again and had a theoretical match in the quarterfinals against Austria, but they were not able to score a goal and said goodbye in the penalty shootout.

4. Eighth of the 2019 World Cup. Spain continued its evolution and qualified for the next World Cup, in France, where it achieved the first win in its history against South Africa. However, she couldn’t beat Germany and finished second which sent her into a tough matchup in the round of 16. before the United States. Jenni Hermoso was able to balance Megan Rapinoe’s first penalty goal almost instantly and although the team showed its face, it was finally eliminated for another disputed maximum penalty in the absence of a quarter of an hour.

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