translated from Spanish: The Olympic stars who will face the women’s Red in Tokyo

The Chilean women’s national team will live a historic premiere in an Olympic event this week. On Wednesday, the team led by Christiane Endler faces Great Britain in its debut in Group E of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.At 3:30 am on Wednesday, those led by José Letelier will face for the first time the British team for these Olympic Games, competition where they share a group with Japan and Canada , teams with which it has already been measured previously with a draw and a win, respectively. But Britain is the Red’s first target. England, Wales and Scotland form this team that in each Olympic event come together to compete, being the English the ones who are most part of a squad where the best player in the world awarded by FIFA last year stands out. This is Lucy Bronze, a 29-year-old defender, multi-champion with Olympique de Lyon and currently defending the Manchester City shirt.Another outstanding footballer of the British team is the forward Fran Kirby. The attacker was diagnosed with a heart condition in late 2019, which left her prostrate for two months. He could barely communicate and considered retiring from football. But the Chelsea player recovered after more than a year and a half without being able to enter a pitch, and helped her team win the English league. Kirby herself was surprised to be nominated for the JJ. OO..” I wasn’t fit, I knew it, and I never thought I’d be on the Olympic team because I was starting from scratch,” he told the BBC. Great Britain will contest their second olympic participation after debuting in 2012, when they hosted. They are currently managed by Norway’s Hege Riise, who won the gold medal in 2000 with her country as a professional player. The women’s Red’s next opponent will be Canada on Saturday, July 24. The North American team won the bronze medal in both London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, and reached the qualification to Tokyo thanks to the second place achieved in the pre-Olympic tournament of the Concacaf.Canada has a history within its team, since Christine Sinclair is the top scorer of the international tournaments of selections of all time , with 186 goals scored in 299 games played, and comes from being champion with the Portland Thorns of the United States. In addition to being a double Olympic medalist, she has been chosen 14 times as the footballer of the year in her country. After the North American team, the Chilean women’s team will face japan in the last group E match.The local team achieved the silver medal in London and were fourth in Beijing 2008. The Japanese have in their squad the defense world champion in 2011 Saki Kumagai of Bayern Munich in Germany and former multi-champion with Olympique de Lyon.The Japanese women’s team has participated in four editions of the Olympic Games not counting Tokyo 2020, and in addition to achieving the silver medal in London 2012 and the world championship in Germany in 2011 , were runners-up at the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

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