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Brazil book spot in spectacular style

Six different scorers were on target in the victory in the final stage of the Copa America Femenina, which ensured their great rivals can now no longer over take them, with the 2007 runners-up now atop of the four-team table with six points.
They become the 14th side to punch their ticket to Canada next year.
Joining them are Colombia who had their spot confirmed thanks to Ecuador’s 3-2 victory over Argentina in the final round of the 2014 Copa America Femenina.
Argentina was the only team that could have qualified ahead of Colomobia going into the last round, but they had to beat Ecuador and hope Colombia lost to Brazil in the final match of the competition. With the defeat, Argentina left with one point.
Ecuador finished thrid with three points thanks to their courageous performance against Argentina in which they came back from a 2-0 deficit.
At the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, Argentina took the lead with goals from Stephanie Banini in the 24th minute and Florence Bonsegundo five minutes later.
But La Tricolor showed tremendous character as Carina Caicedo scored in the 36th minute to give them momentum. In the second half, Ingrid Rodriguez equalised in the 60th minute and Giannina Lattanzio scored the decisive winner in the 77th minute.
Ecuador, for the first time in their history, will have to get through an intercontinental play-off against the fourth-place CONCACAF side for a chance to qualify for Canada 2015.
The CONCACAF tournament will be played in the United States between 15-26 October.
Brazil were crowned champions of the Copa America Fememina Ecuador 2014 after their goalless draw with Colombia.
Colombia is the 15th finalist confirmed for next year’s final competition, which will be played from 6 June to 5 July in six host cities across Canada.
From 129 competing nations the 24 finalists will be known by late November ahead of the 6 December 2014 Official Draw.
The 15 finalists already confirmed are Canada (host), Brazil and Colombia from South America, England, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland from Europe and Australia, China PR, Japan, Korea Republic and Thailand from Asia.
The Oceania qualifiers, the OFC Women’s Nations Cup is scheduled for 25-29 October in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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