Women's soccer on the rise in Spain

Ciudad del Fútbol 08 Ago 2014
The women's teams are going through a sweet moment. The teams led by Ignacio Quereda, Pedro López and Jorge Vilda have shown how much better women's football in our country

In just eight months, led by Jorge Vilda sets, U-17 and U-19, have reached the end of World Costa Rica and England with the European U-17 and the final of the European Championship in Norway Sub-19. Our Spanish players have shown how much they are worth, with the senior team on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup in Canada in 2015. 

The streak began in the European and England where pupils Jorge Vilda won silver after losing the final against Germany on penalties. Spain, which could make history and beat the German box in the ranking of the European Under-17, had to settle for a creditable second place after playing one of the best matches of the Spanish side. 

Soon after, the youngest female Spanish teams took second place in the world after a tough final against Japan. Satisfied with the work of his players, Vilda said: "No you can reproach the players hope this silver medal to be stimulated by new challenges.." The World of Costa Rica U-17 marked a before and after in the Spanish women's football as they had never qualified for the final of a world championship. "I'm very proud of the work of the players. Han huge state, have been great. It's an unprecedented success for Spain," said the coach after victory in the semifinals against Italy. 

In the European Under-19 Norway, which ended on Monday, the girls led by Vilda could not repeat the title made ​​ten years ago by the team then headed Verónica Boquete. The domain and many times were not enough, despite her strong will to overcome any adversity, as demonstrated with three consecutive victories against Sweden (2-0), England (2-0) and Norway (2-0). Described by the technician as a "young and very projection" group, the U-19 tournament was runner-up after losing in the final against the Netherlands. 

With international caliber Celia Jimenez, who plays an American club, Marta Turmo or Mariona Caldentey, the U-19 managed to advance to the final of Oslo with its offensive-minded, defensive solidity and fidelity to the Spanish style selection. The national assembly has opened a gap in the international arena and continues to win more than respect for Europe. 

Moreover, the group led by Nacho Quereda, with just two games against Romania and the Czech Republic, looking to qualify for the world finals. Unbeaten in all qualifying matches so far, the senior team has only a draw against Italy last March, and leads the Group 2 for the championship to be held in Canada next year.