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Colombia - Brazil summary: score, goal and highlights | CONCACAF W Gold Cup 2024

Duda Santos’s early goal at Snapdragon Stadium earned Brazil a narrow win over Colombia in W Gold Cup Group B.

Colombia vs Brazil: as it happened

Thanks and good night!

After a game that really was a highly enjoyable watch, I'm going to wrap up this live feed and bid you good night.

Make sure to join us on Tuesday for coverage of the conclusion to Group B. I'm very much looking forward to it.

Thanks for reading!

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When are the Group B matchday-three games?

Having sealed their quarter-final berth, Brazil can now win Group B when they face Panama on Tuesday. The Seleçao are certain to finish top if they avoid defeat against the Panamanians.

Meanwhile, a point against Puerto Rico will be enough for Colombia to secure second place in the group. If they lose, they could well still go through as one of the two best third-placed teams, but they will depend on results in Groups A and C.

Group B matchday three fixtures:

Colombia vs Puerto Rico: Tuesday 27 February, 7:15pm ET

Brazil vs Panama: Tuesday 27 February, 10:15pm ET

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How things stand in Group B after matchday two

This is what Group B looks like now. Brazil are top and through, while Colombia hold on to second place on goal difference.

1. Brazil (Q) - 6pts (GD: +2)
2. Colombia - 3pts (GD: +5)

3. Puerto Rico - 3 pts (GD: 0)
4. Panama - 0 pts (GD: -7)

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Brazil follow US into last eight

As for Brazil, who had a second goal ruled out after the break, the eight-time South American champions become the second team to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Arthur Elias's side join tournament hosts the United States in the last eight, after the Stars and Stripes wrapped up their knockout-stage spot by thumping Argentina yesterday.

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Colombia struggle to open Brazil up

Colombia certainly pushed for an equaliser in the second half in San Diego, but it's hard to think of a truly, truly clear-cut chance for Las Cafeteras. Catalina Usme might have scored with that shooting opportunity she had late on, but otherwise - unless my memory is failing me - that was pretty much it.

The Colombians now need a result on matchday three against Puerto Rico.

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Peeep peeep peeep! Restrepo shoots a final opportunity for Colombia well wide, and Tori Penso blows her whistle for full time!

Brazil qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Colombia are pinning Brazil back in these final few minutes, just can't work the ball into shooting space.

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The Colombians have four more minutes to come up with a leveller. It's not like they haven't looked like scoring tonight, but the truth is that they've really struggled to create anything genuinely gilt-edged.

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Colombia replace Restrepo with Fabiana Yantén.

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Seven minutes of stoppage time will be added on at Snapdragon Stadium.

Three times Brazil deliver the ball into the Colombia box from the right, before it falls to Borges just outside of the area. Borges strikes the bouncing ball, but her strike is blocked.

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Brazil make another substitution:

OFF: Duda Sampaio

ON: Yaya

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And again Colombia open Brazil up to no avail.

It's worked right to Paví, who is surging into crossing space. She has Caicedo waiting in the middle, and if she can get her ball right, it's a tap-in for the teenager.

Paví plays her ball too close to Luciana, however, and the chance is lost.

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Well, Colombia could well have found an equaliser there.

Caicedo controls a right-wing cross at the top of the Brazil box, and touches it back to Usme.

Usme gets plenty of power on her shot, but zero direction. It flies high and wide. That's a decent opportunity spurned.

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Five minutes to go in San Diego.

Can Colombia find an equaliser? Brazil are heading through as things stand.

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Nunes is off, with Aline Milene on in her place.

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Now Colombia do enjoy a spell of possession in the Brazil half. Nobody can get a shot away, though.

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It feels like a while since Colombia were on the attack. Again Brazil come forward, working it to Geyse. She lets fly from 25 yards, but it’s straight at Giraldo.

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Back come Brazil, though. Nunes gets to the left-hand byline and wraps her left boot around a cross towards the penalty spot, but Arias clears.

Ah, and that might be Nunes' final involvement, you know. She's clearly still hurting from that injury to her abdomen, and is back down on the turf.


Brazil win a succession of corners. Finally, Yasmin whips a delivery from the right to the near post, where Giraldo just about deals with it and Colombia clear.

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Nunes and Arias are both back on the field.

There's another yellow card to tell you about, by the way. Yasmin was booked a couple of minutes ago, for a foul on Paví.

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We have another stoppage in play, after Gabi Nunes and Daniela Arias both hurt themselves in a high challenge in the Brazil box.

Nunes is moving gingerly and is clutching her side; Arias looks to be in better shape. She's walking pretty freely.

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Oh, Gabi Nunes is so close to scoring a second for Brazil! Driving forward on a two v two, Nunes drops a shoulder and surges into the box, before shooting past the onrushing Giraldo.

She can't get a huge amount of power, and Daniela Arias throws herself in front of the ball to block on the line!

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Twenty minutes to go at Snapdragon. After that Geyse goal was ruled out, it's still finely poised.

Gabi brings it forward on the right and crosses, but can't find anyone in a blue shirt.

Ary Borges was booked a few moments ago, by the way. But in all the other excitement, I have to confess I missed exactly why she was cautioned.

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After all that excitement, Colombia now make their first change of the night.

OFF: Montoya

ON: Paví.

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Oh, hold on. VAR is having a look at that Geyse goal, I think for offside.

And... it's ruled out! As you were: 1-0 to Brazil.

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Goal! Geyse with the instant impact!

Yasmin curls the ball into the box, where Geyse - who has been on the field for about a minute - heads past Giraldo and into the corner!

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Here is that triple Brazil substitution.

ON: Debinha, Ary Borges and Geyse

OFF: Adriana, Zaneratto and Duda Santos

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Now Colombia win a corner on the right, which Restrepo takes. Her ball flies onto the head of Carablí, but she nods a good few yards wide of Luciana's goal.

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The more Colombia can get Caicedo on the ball, the better. Las Cafeteras work it to the Real Madrid teenager on the left flank, and she cuts in and shoots. Once more, the shot is blocked.

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Daniela Arias is booked for bringing down Adriana as she races forward on the right. Duda Sampaio delivers the free-kick into the box, but the Colombians get it clear.

The Brazilians are about to make what looks like a tripe change.

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It definitely feels like the ball is spending more time in the Brazil half in this second 45. That said, the Colombians can't carve out a clear shooting chance.

Restrepo tries to strike through a crowd of bodies from 25 yards out, but it's blocked.

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Usme is back on, and gets an enthusiastic reception from the Colombia fans as she returns to the field.

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Usme is down and in some distress after taking a blow to the face.

Colombia are down to 10 players for the time being.

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Colombia win another corner, which Brazil clear. Gabi scampers forward on the counter, with a delegation of yellow shirts in hot pursuit. She finally falls to the turf just outside of the Colombian area... but Tori Penso tells her to get to her feet.

It's been a ding-dong start to the second 45.

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Here's Colombia's first moment of attacking danger in this second period.

As has tended to be the case when the Colombians have looked threatening going forward, Caicedo carries the ball menacingly towards the Brazil area. She then checks back and tries to clip a ball into Restrepo's run into the box, but Restrepo has the ball taken off her toes just as he's preparing to bring it down.

Usme takes the corner, but it's cleared.

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Back come Brazil. Gabi Portilho wins a corner off Vanegas, and it's delivered to Duda Santos at the back post. She arrives with plenty of purpose, but Montoya does just enough to put her off.

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Having scored early in the first half, Brazil are immediately off in search of another quickfire goal at the start of the second 45.

Zaneratto can't get the ball under control on the edge of the box, and loses the chance to shoot. Had she been able to bring it under her spell, she was in a good position to strike.

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Peeeeep! The teams are back out at Snapdragon and we're underway once more.

No half-time changes for either side.

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Catch up on Puerto Rico vs Panama

If you haven't seen the goals in today's earlier Group B game, between Puerto Rico and Panama, CONCACAF has some highlights for you:

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Brazil with one foot in quarter-finals

With 45 minutes still to go, then, here's how things stand in Group B:

1. Brazil - 6pts (GD: +2)
2. Colombia - 3pts (GD: +5)

3. Puerto Rico - 3 pts (GD: 0)
4. Panama - 0 pts (GD: -7)

Brazil are heading through as things stand. If it stays this way in San Diego, they'll be certain of a top-two finish.

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Brazil head into break with deserved lead

Brazil are definitely worth their half-time lead, in my view. They've had the better of the play, have scored one, and have created a number of other shooting chances. Most notably, Adriana almost doubled the Seleçao's advantage from 25 yards out, with the goal gaping.

Colombia have had the odd opening themselves, though. Las Cafeteras are very much still in this one.

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Peeep peeep peeep! That's half time. The time has flown by in San Diego.

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It wasn't the cleanest of finishes by Duda Santos... but it certainly did the trick.

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The free-kick is delivered into the box, but Colombia clear.

Three minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.

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Rafaelle again shows lovely quick feet, before feeding Gabi Nunes with her back to goal. Nunes flops to the turf, and the Colombians are somewhat aggrieved to see Tori Penso signal for a free-kick to Brazil, some 45 yards out.

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Luciana gets herself in a mess as she plays the ball out from the back. With Usme smelling blood, the Brazil goalkeeper is lucky to see the ball drift out for a Colombia throw-in.

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At the other end, Brazil's Tarciane hooks a right-wing free-kick delivery a few yards over the bar.

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A triple shooting chance for Colombia!

First, Caicedo scampers forward, amid rising decibels inside Snapdragon Stadium. She winds up a shot from the edge of the box, but it's blocked.

It then falls to Montoya, who spins and shoots - but also has her effort repelled. Usme then snatches at the loose ball, volleying well wide.

Montoya claims Rafaelle handled when she blocked her effort, but replays show that she did nothing of the sort.

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Yasmin tries to bend it into the net at the near post, but finds the side-netting.

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Adriana surges into the Colombia area and to the right-hand byline, before cutting it back to the penalty spot. It's just behind Gabi Nunes.

The Colombians' relief lasts only for a few seconds, though, as Brazil regain possession and win a free-kick on the left-hand corner of the area. Yasmin standing over it...

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Montoya is the second Colombian to be booked, after hauling down Zaneratto. As textbook a yellow card as you could ever hope to see.

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That's better from Colombia. For pretty much the first time I can remember, Caicedo gets a chance to run at the Brazilians. 

She wins a corner, which she takes short to Usme. Usme quickly gets her head up and delivers a pinpoint cross to the back stick, where Montoya is in space to get her head to it.

She nods it back across goal... but her looping effort drops just past the far post!

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Right now, Brazil are completing an attack pretty much every 90 seconds or so. This time Rafaelle dances forward from the back, producing a lovely pirouette before feeding Zaneratto on the edge of the box. She spins and shoots, but it's right at Giraldo.

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A loose ball falls to Duda Santos some 35 yards from goal, and she says: what the hell, I'm hitting this one. Hit it she does, but it's a weak effort. It trundles into Giraldo's arms.

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After what was more of a conversation with the medic than actual treatment, Giraldo is back on her feet. We're up and running once more in San Diego. It's still not totally clear to me what the problem with the Colombia goalkeeper is.

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Giraldo is down and in need of treatment. It's not immediately clear what's wrong with her, but play has been halted for the time being.

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Midway point of the second half

Brazil lead, and have definitely had the better of it so far. They look like scoring every time they pour forward. That said, Colombia did create a decent chance to score with that Usme header.

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Usme becomes the first player to go into Tori Penso’s book, after the Colombian gives the referee a little bit too much lip. Usme responds to the yellow card by giving her even more lip. She’s not happy about it.

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And again Brazil create an opening.

Released on the left wing, Gabi Nunes prevents the ball from going out for a goal-kick, rescuing it just in time to cut it back for Adriana inside the box. She shoots from 10 yards... but can't get enough on it. It's a relatively comfortable catch for Giraldo in the Colombia goal.


I will be very surprised if we don't see more goals in this game. It's being played at a frantic old pace.

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Brazil look so dangerous every time they come forward. Bia Zanaretto surges across the halfway line and towards the Colombian box, before slipping it right to Adriana.

She, in turn, plays it right to Gabi Portilho, who's arriving at pace on the corner of the box. She gets plenty of welly behind her shot, but she's leaning back and it flies over Giraldo's bar.

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It's been a really enjoyable opening period in San Diego. The Brazilians lead 1-0, but we could have had more goals than that.

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Oh, wow. Colombia get away with one there. It really could have been 2-0 to Brazil already.

Giraldo gets herself in another frightful tangle as she plays it out from the back. From the edge of her box, her pass is charged down and ricochets right to Adriana on the right wing.

With the goal gaping, Adriana tries to lift it over Giraldo and into the net, but is inches too high.

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Colombia look to hit back right away. Linda Caicedo wins Las Cafeteras a corner, which Usme and Restrepo both stand over.

It's Usme who takes... and she delivers it right onto the head of Vanegas, who has peeled off into space on the penalty spot. She nods it firmly towards goal, but is just too high with her effort. Over the bar.

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How will Colombia react to that very early blow?

Brazil are heading through to the quarter-finals as things stand.

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Goal! It's a dream start for Brazil!

It's a bit of a nightmare for the Colombians. Goalkeeper Giraldo gets her ball out from the back all wrong, playing it straight to a blue shirt - and the Brazilians capitalise.

At the top of the box, Gabi Nunes slips a neat angled ball into the run of Duda Santos, who pokes it past the onrushing Giraldo and low into the net!

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Linda Caicedo is down and clutching her foot after a challenge with Gabi Portilho. She initially looks to be in some pain, but she's soon up and back at it.

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Brazil, playing in their change blue kit, start on the front foot.

Right away, the Seleçao earn two consecutive corners, but Colombia deal with them without too much fuss.

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Peeeeeep! We're underway!

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One last look at the starting line-ups

Before we begin, here's a final reminder of the teams.


Giraldo; Arias, Arias, Carabalí, Vanegas; Bedoya, Montoya, Izquiero, Restrepo, Caicedo, Usme.


Luciana; Antonia, Tarciane, Rafaelle Souza, Yasmin; Adriana, Duda Sampaio, Duda Santos, Gabi Portilho; Gabi Nunes, Bia Zaneratto.

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Almost time for kick-off!

The teams are out at Snapdragon Stadium! The anthems have been sung with gusto, and the coin has very much been tossed.

Ready to go in San Diego!


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Who is the referee for Colombia vs Brazil?

The United States' Tori Penso will be the match referee in San Diego, with compatriots Brooke Mayo and Kathryn Nesbitt her assistant referees.

El Salvador’s Sandra Benítez will be the fourth official at Snapdragon Stadium, and the video assistant referee (VAR) will be the US's Ekaterina Koroleva. Her assistant VAR will be Mexico’s Amairany García.

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Colombia - Brazil: date, kick-off time, how to watch on TV and stream online | W Gold Cup

By the way, should you be wondering how you can watch tonight's game on TV or online, you might wish to take a look at our guide on where to tune in.

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Colombia outperformed Brazil at WWC

That said: Brazil might have eight South American titles to Colombia’s zero, but it’s Las Cafeteras who were CONMEBOL’s top performers at the Women's World Cup last year

In Australia and New Zealand, Colombia reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, before being edged out 2-1 by eventual finalists England. Brazil, meanwhile, were knocked out in group stage for first time since 1995.

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Can Colombia avenge Copa América defeat?

Today's game gives Colombia a chance to avenge their defeat to Brazil the last time the sides met, in the 2022 Copa América final.

That day, Debinha's first-half penalty earned Brazil a 1-0 victory and their eighth South American title. It was the third time in four Copa Américas that Colombia have had to settle for silver.

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Brazil's arrival at Snapdragon

There are around 15 minutes to go until kick-off at Snapdragon Stadium. Here, courtesy of CONCACAF's social-media team, are some images of Brazil's arrival at the arena a while ago.

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Can Brazil or Colombia qualify for QFs tonight?

Yes, they both can.

Puerto Rico's win over Panama means it's now not possible for Colombia to mathematically seal a place in Group B's top two tonight. 

If they win, however, their total of six points will still take them through, as they'll be guaranteed to be one of the best two third-placed finishers even if they do slip out of the top two.

Brazil can clinch a top-two spot today: if they beat the Colombians, only one of Las Cafeteras or the Puerto Ricans will be able to overtake the Brazilians on matchday three.

That's because Colombia and Puerto Rico meet in the final round of group games, so will take points off each other.


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How things stand in Group B right now

Puerto Rico's late win over Panama means that, at the exact halfway stage in Group B, the section looks like this:

1. Colombia - 3pts (GD: +6)
2. Brazil - 3pts (GD: +1)
3. Puerto Rico - 3 pts (GD: 0)
4. Panama - 0 pts (GD: -7)

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Puerto Rico earn last-gasp win over Panama

Group B's other matchday-two game has just finished at Snapdragon Stadium, where Puerto Rico have earned a dramatic late win over Panama.

The Panamanians took the lead in the first half through Natalia Mills, but the Puerto Ricans mounted a fightback after the break to take all three points. Madison Cox equalised with just under 20 minutes remaining, before Danielle Macano produced an ice-cool finish in stoppage time to win it for Nathaniel González's team

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Team news: Brazil boss shuffles pack, Caicedo back for Colombia

Having struggled to put away Puerto Rico on matchday one, Brazil name a much-changed side today. Arthur Elias has made six alterations to his line-up, bringing in Antonia, Tarciane, Yasmin, Duda Sampaio, Gabi Portilho and goalscorer Gabi Nunes.

Meanwhile, Colombia make just the change, with Real Madrid starlet Linda Caicedo returning to the XI. Despite scoring twice against Panama, Manuela Pavi drops to the bench.

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Brazil's confirmed line-up

And Brazil are starting with: Luciana; Antonia, Tarciane, Rafaelle Souza, Yasmin; Adriana, Duda Sampaio, Duda Santos, Gabi Portilho; Gabi Nunes, Bia Zaneratto.

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Colombia's confirmed line-up

Both Colombia and Brazil have announced their line-ups for tonight's game in San Diego.

The Colombian XI is: Giraldo; Arias, Arias, Carabalí, Vanegas; Bedoya, Montoya, Izquiero, Restrepo, Caicedo, Usme.

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Colombia pummel Panama in opener

Colombia, on the other hand, absolutely ran away with it against Panama on matchday one. Las Cafeteras romped to an impressive 6-0 win, Manuela Pavi scoring twice.

Catalina Usme, Manuela Vanegas and Linda Caicedo were also on target for Ángelo Marsiglia’s side, before Panama’s Carina Baltrip-Reyes completed the scoring with a late own goal.

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Brazil edge to opening win over Puerto Rico

The Brazilians began the W Gold Cup with a narrow win over prelim-round qualifiers Puerto Rico on Wednesday, winning 1-0 at Snapdradgon Stadium thanks to a late Gabi Nunes goal.

The Seleçao had 28 shots against the Puerto Ricans, but were unable to find the breakthrough until Nunes finally beat goalkeeper Sydney Martínez with just 10 minutes remaining.

(Photo: Sean M. Haffey / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

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Colombia, Brazil both winners on matchday one

South America’s two top-ranked nations meet on the second matchday of the Gold Cup group stage, having both opened up their campaigns with wins in midweek.

That said, Colombia and Brazil picked up those first three points in contrasting fashions…

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Colombia vs Brazil live blog: welcome!

Hello! Welcome to our live-text coverage of what is a rather enticing W Gold Cup match-up between Colombia and Brazil.

The Group B clash kicks off at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium at 10:15pm ET/7:15pm PT - in about an hour’s time.

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