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Colombia Moves On! Can They Shock the World Again?

The Cooligans react to Colombia’s win against Jamaica in the Round of 16.

Diana Ospina Garcia of Colombia seen in action during the... Photo by Alexander Bogatyrev/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Colombia is moving on!

The lone South American country remaining in the World Cup defeated Jamaica 1-0 in the Round of 16 thanks to a gorgeous goal by Catalina Usme.

“The turn, bro! The first touch,” Alexis exclaims.

Alexis declares that this was one of the best first touches he’s seen in a long time, calling out any haters who dare to disagree.

The Cooligans believe that Colombia’s future is incredibly bright, crediting how well-balanced the squad is.

“I think my favorite thing so far about them.. they’re so good defensively. They really get stuck in,” Christian says.

The guys take some time to appreciate Jamaica’s fantastic run. No one expected them to make it out of the group stage, and they played Colombia incredibly tight down to the wire. Christian and Alexis then watch former Colombia player Melissa Ortiz’s emotional reaction to her country’s victory, discussing how much it means for the nation while also diving into Ortiz’s personal fight for the national teams on a variety of fronts.

“Huge for Colombia, I’m excited to see this game against England. I really think they could shock the world,” Christian says.

Want to hear more from the Cooligans? Check out the full episode, which includes expanded thoughts on the Colombia-Jamaica match along with a recap of other recent Women’s World Cup contests.


Will we have a surprising Women’s World Cup winner?

  • The 2023 Women’s World Cup quarter-finals are set! Colombia and France secured the final spots in the QF with wins over Jamaica and Morocco, ending two of the most improbable and exciting runs in WWC history. Christian and Alexis give their thoughts on Tuesday’s games and go back in time to analyze Australia’s 2-0 victory over Denmark. Can any of the past few days’ winners make a run to the final, and which of them is most likely to win the tournament? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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