After beating Colombia 1-0 on March 19, the Brazilian women’s team won the South American Under-17 Tournament. It was the competition’s fourth green and yellow title, which took place in Uruguay from March 1 and 19.
The triumph qualified the Canarinho squad for the U-17 World Cup in India in October. The players, led by coach Simone Jatobá, had a fantastic season: 7 games, 7 triumphs, 39 goals scored, and 0 goals surrendered.
Brazil’s standout performers were striker Ingrid Borges of Toledo, who led the tournament in scoring with nine goals, and captain and defense Kedima Gabrielly of Sao Paulo.
“Knowing that we are about to fly to another nation, even India, is an unexplainable emotion!” It’s a fantastic feeling, and we know it’s the product of our hard work,” said captain Kedima after the game.
Rhaissa Silva of Ferroviária scored the game-winning goal in Brazil’s triumph against Colombia in the final quadrangular of the campaign.
Brazil’s campaign for the title
The Charra stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, hosted all of the national team’s matches.
The ten nations that make up the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) — the tournament’s organizer – were split into two groups of five, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quadrangular final.
The four top teams faced off in a single round in the final round of the tournament, and the team with the most points was declared the grand champion.
Check out the Brazilian team’s whole journey to the four-time South American Under-17 Championship in the video below.
|1||Brasil 3-0 Argentina||March 2||groups|
|2||Brasil 7-0 Bolívia||March 4||groups|
|3||Brasil 5-0 Paraguay||March 8||groups|
|4||Brasil 6-0 Venezuela||March 10||groups|
|5||Brasil 8-0 Chile||March 13||Quarter final|
|6||Brasil 3-0 Paraguay||March 16||Quarter final|
|7||Brasil 1-0 Colombia||March 19||Quarter final|
The great champions
Check out which of the twenty-two players were called to participate in the tournament by the method Simone Jatobá.
- Leilane Soares (Ferroviária);
- Eluiza Kavalek (São Paulo).
- Luana Gusmão (Fluminense);
- Yasmin Maciel (Ferroviária);
- Amanda Dias (São Paulo);
- Manuella Olivan (Corinthians);
- Maria Augusta (Internacional);
- Ana Grazyelle (Ferroviária);
- Kedima Gabrielly (São Paulo);
- Luiza Calazans (Fluminense).
- Ana Carolina Firmino (São Paulo);
- Ana Julia (São Paulo);
- Rebeca Costa (Fortaleza);
- Lara Dantas (IMG Academy-EUA);
- Gabi Berchon (Internacional);
- Duda Calazans (Fluminense).
- Rhaissa Silva (Ferroviária);
- Alina Amaro (Ferroviária);
- Natalia Coelho (Ferroviária);
- Ingrid Borges (Toledo);
- Ana Flávia (São Paulo);
- Duda Rodrigues (São Paulo)
About the South American Tournament and the U-17 World Cup
Conmebol have been organizing the South American Under-17 Tournament since 2008. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the competition, which is conducted every two years, was canceled in 2020.
The top three teams in each edition earn the chance to play in the U-17 World Cup the following year.
In the history of the South American Under-17 Championship, Brazil have won the most titles.
Take a look at the table of titles below.
- 4 titles: Brazil (2010, 2012, 2018 and 2022);
- 2 titles: Venezuela (2013 and 2016);
- 1 title: Colombia (2008).
As a consequence, the Canary national team will compete in the U-17 World Cup next. From October 11 through October 30, the tournament will be conducted in India. At the World Cup, Brazil will be joined by Chile and Colombia as representatives of South America.
Brazil have yet to win the U-17 World Cup, but are on a quest to do so. When the green and yellow team reached the quarterfinals in the 2010 and 2012 tournaments, they enjoyed their best seasons.
We keep you up to speed on the latest news from the Brazilian women’s team here at Sambafoot.