Universitario became champion of the 2023 Women’s League after beating Alianza Lima – Credits: FPF Women’s League
Universitario de Deportes achieved its first goal of the season by becoming champion of the 2023 Women’s League, however, it is now focused on what will be its participation in the Copa Libertadores, which will take place from October 5 to 21 in the cities from Bogotá and Cali in Colombia.
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Those led by John Tierradentro resumed training at the Vidu facilities and are already waiting to find out who their rivals will be in the continental competition. According to Conmebol, there will be 16 clubs that will compete for a place on the podium.
It should be noted that the ‘lioneses’ will have a more reinforced squad in all their lines with the aim of arriving in optimal conditions at the start of the tournament. The cream administration would have managed the arrival of three players from abroad: one Chilean and two Colombians.
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They would be the defender Angie Salazar, the midfielder Gise Espino and the forward Gabriela Ureña, who will arrive with the mandate of getting into the starting eleven. All of this occurs before the club presents the final list of athletes, given that the maximum deadline is until Friday, September 15.
The draw for the group stage of the Copa Libertadores Femenina 2023 will take place this Friday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. (Peru) in the city of Luque in Paraguay, where the highest regulatory body of South American football is located. . Likewise, the live broadcast will be available on Conmebol’s YouTube channel, as well as on ESPN and Star+.
– Pot 1: Boca Juniors (Argentina) and Corinthians (Brazil)
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– Bombo 2: America of Cali (Colombia), Colo Colo (Chile), Barcelona SC (Ecuador) and Olimpia (Paraguay).
– Pot 3: Universitario de Deportes (Peru), Caracas FC (Venezuela), Nacional (Uruguay) and Always Ready (Bolivia).
– Bombo 4: International (Brazil), University of Chile (Chile), National Athletic (Colombia) and Libertad Limpeño (Paraguay).
*Series heads: Palmeiras (Brazil) and Independiente Santa Fe (Colombia)
The bolilleros were defined for the draw for the group phase of the Copa Libertadores Femenina – Credits: Conmebol
The Copa Libertadores Femenina 2023 will be played in two phases: preliminary stage (group stage) and final phase (quarterfinals, semifinals, third place and final). All instances will be played in a single round of matches and under the regulations approved by the International Football Association Board.
In the preliminary phase there will be the 16 classified teams, which will be distributed into four groups of four teams each. The formation of the four groups will be in charge of Conmebol, the entity that will be in charge of carrying out the draw. Those who finish in first and second position in each series will qualify for the quarterfinals.
Conmebol announced that there will be an increase in the financial prizes that participating and winning teams will receive. In that sense, all clubs that have qualified for the group stage will get 50 thousand dollars and if they advance in the competition, they will have the opportunity to acquire a greater amount of money.
These are the financial prizes of the following instances:
– Champion: 1,700,000 dollars
– Runner-up: $600,000
– Third place: $250,000
Alianza Lima was the last Peruvian representative in the last edition of the Copa Libertadores Femenina. The ‘blue and white’ competed with América de Cali, Santiago Morning and Deportivo Lara. Despite their attempts, they were only able to add one point by rescuing an agonizing draw against the ‘red devils’ thanks to a goal from Sashenka Porras.