Brazil and Colombia will meet in the women's football final at Toronto's 2015 Pan American Games, Mexico and Canada were eliminated on Wednesday.
In the first part of the day, and after crashing at Canada's 2015 World Cup just a month ago after a 1-0 loss against Australia in the second round, Brazil was finally able to prevailed against a Mexican team that would not give up in their quest to win at the Pan American Stadium in Hamilton, just outside Toronto.
Cristiane scored at 4 minutes but soon after, Fabiana scored against her own net to bring the scoreboard to a 1-1 draw (25).
Before the first half ended, Rafaelle brought Brazil back to the lead (45 + 1), while Arianna Romero also scored against her own net which soon it gave the Brazilian team the two goal lead (46).
Midfielder, Nayeli Rangel, pulled one back with 20 minutes remaining (70) but Rafaelle came back with the brace that sealed the scoreboard at 4-2 (73).
Brazil is well planted in the final, and well respected. It took a short time to find out their adversary for the final as Colombia defeated Canada 1-0.
A solitary goal in the first half by midfielder Diana Ospina was enough to advance.
So Colombia, who has never won a match in the competition, defeated France 2-0, and currently stands as the third best squad in the world according to FIFA, after only succumbing in the second round against the United States, the winner of the tournament with a player less.
The culmination of this golden generation could win the Pan American title on Saturday, but Brazil will not make things easy.
Results of the semi-finals:
Hamilton: Brazil - Mexico 4-2
Hamilton: Colombia - Canada 1-0
Text and photo: AFP