Women's World Cup - Group F
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Colombia secure draw with Mexico

Daniela Motoya
Daniela Montoya's third international goal secured Colombia a point

Mexico and Colombia - England's remaining Group F opponents - shared an entertaining draw in their own Women's World Cup opener.

Veronica Perez's speculative shot gave Mexico the lead but Daniela Montoya levelled with eight minutes left.

England lost 1-0 to France and are bottom of the table after one game and only the top two are sure of a place in the last 16.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Spain were held to a draw by Costa Rica in Group E.

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Vicky Losada gave Spain the lead as she controlled Sonia Bermudez's pass and spun past defender Diana Saenz in one movement, before powering home a low finish in the 13th minute.

But their advantage lasted only a minute with Raquel Rodriguez steering home a side-foot shot from Lixy Rodriguez's precise cut-back.

Costa Rica, ranked 23 places below their opponents, then hung on under severe pressure for a point on their Women's World Cup debut.

After England suffered defeat in a cagey encounter earlier in the day, Colombia entertained Moncton Stadium with a spirited comeback.

They had fallen behind when 21-year-old goalkeeper Stefany Castano, winning only her eighth international cap, was caught out by Perez's curling delivery.

Yoreli Rincon's free-kick against the post almost restored parity, but, with both sides committed to attack, Colombia could have been further behind had Charlyn Corral's poke past Castano not been ruled out.

But Montoya's shot, off the underside of the crossbar and in from 25 yards, was deserving of a point.

Brazil and South Korea - the two teams yet to play a match at the tournament - meet in their Group E match later on Tuesday.

Line-ups

Colombia Women

  • 1Castano Cardoso
  • 17Arias
  • 13Clavijo
  • 14Arias
  • 9VelásquezBooked at 34mins
  • 6MontoyaBooked at 55mins
  • 3GaitánBooked at 25mins
  • 4OspinaSubstituted forCuestaat 87'minutes
  • 10Rincon Torres
  • 16AndradeSubstituted forArizaat 77'minutes
  • 11UsmeSubstituted forVidalat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Arbeláez
  • 5Granados
  • 7Vidal
  • 8Pineda
  • 12Sepúlveda
  • 15Ariza
  • 18Cuesta
  • 19Santos
  • 20Cosme
  • 21Echeverri
  • 22Pérez
  • 23Gonzalez

Mexico Women

  • 1SantiagoBooked at 18mins
  • 2Robles
  • 3Murillo
  • 4Garciamendez
  • 5Miranda
  • 10Mayor
  • 17Perez
  • 7Rangel
  • 11OcampoSubstituted forIbarraat 87'minutes
  • 9Corral
  • 19CuellarSubstituted forRuizat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ruiz
  • 8Noyola
  • 12Tajonar
  • 13Espinoza
  • 14Romero
  • 15Sierra
  • 16Alvarado
  • 18Perez
  • 20Sanchez
  • 21Guajardo
  • 22Ibarra
  • 23Alvarado
Referee:
Therese Neguel
Attendance:
11,686

Match Stats

Home TeamColombia WomenAway TeamMexico Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home26
Away15

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women11001013
2Netherlands Women11001013
3China Women100101-10
4New Zealand Women100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women1100100103
2Norway Women11004043
3Thailand Women100104-40
4Ivory Coast Women1001010-100

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon Women11006063
2Japan Women11001013
3Switzerland Women100101-10
4Ecuador Women100106-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women11003123
2Nigeria Women10103301
3Sweden Women10103301
4Australia Women100113-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Costa Rica Women10101101
2Spain Women10101101
3Brazil Women00000000
4South Korea Women00000000

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women11001013
2Colombia Women10101101
3Mexico Women10101101
4England Women100101-10
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