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Ecuador's Women's National team qualifies for the World Cup by defeating Trinidad & Tobago 1-0

Ecuador's Women's National team qualifies for the World Cup by defeating Trinidad & Tobago 1-0

    

Historical Classification! After 90 intense football, a goal by Monica Quinteros allowed the Ecuadorian team to qualify for the World Cup.

 
The match went back and forth, with chances for both teams, but Monica Quintero made the difference at 90 minutes, when within the area she headed a cross shot from Angie Ponce which beat  goalkeeper Kimika Forbes.
 
From the start of the match Ecuador showed that they were a strong defensive team against pressured by Trinidad & Tobago, but they also were seeking the net looking to open the scoring.

After the first ten minutes, Ecuador relied on Monica Quintero who began to create dangerously close opportunities against the local team.
 
The first scoring chance for Ecuador came at 23 minutes by Erika Vasquez, but the local team resisted.
 
The attacks became more frequent, forcing the Trinidad and Tobago team to take precautions.
 
Monica Quintero and Erika Vasquez came close to giving the team the lead in the final minutes of the first half.
 
Head Coach, Vanessa Arauz kept the same strategy as in the first half. A strong defense against the attacks of Trinidad and Tobago, but a dominating attack through Monica Quintero.
 
In the Hasely Crawford Stadium there was concern among the fans of Trinidad and Tobago, which was evident in the play of their team.
 
Trinidad and Tobago was able to open the scoring opportunities, but goalkeeper Shirley Berruz became the figure of the TRI and defended the tricolor post with sensational saves.
 
Finally, at the final seconds of the first minute added by the referee Esther Staubli (90 + 1 '), a center crossed shot by Angie Ponce was well connected within the area of Trinidad and Tobago by Monica Quintero, who overcame the goalkeeper which sent the team to a historic victory which gave the TRI their first qualification for a World Cup organized by FIFA.
 
 
 
 
Source: FEF