Starting line-ups confirmed: Katie Bowen to make 100th Ferns appearance

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Defender Katie Bowen will make her 100th appearance for New Zealand after being named captain of the Ferns starting line-up for their second match against Colombia in Bogatá.

Bowen takes the captain’s armband from Rebekah Stott who will miss the game through illness.

Apart from the replacement of Stott by Kate Taylor, New Zealand will start with the same side as in Sunday’s 0-0 draw, while Colombia have made seven changes to their line-up.

Before the game, Bowen (29) told a media briefing of her 100th appearance: “I don’t think it’s really hit me yet. I think it will hit me after the game.

“I’m focused on executing our game plan and getting a result against Colombia first, and then whatever comes with that, comes with that.

“Hopefully, it’s a strong performance and one that we will remember as a team.”

Main photo: Katie Bowen … to captain New Zealand in her 100th international. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Meanwhile, Colombia’s interim head coach Ángelo Marsiglia has opted for up-and-coming players in their line-up while naming goalkeeper Sandra Sepúlveda (74 caps), Daniela Montoya (captain) (85 caps) and Leicy Santos (64 caps) on the bench.

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1 Catalina Pérez (GK)
20 Mónica Ramos
2 Manuela Vanegas
22 Daniela Caracas
15 Viviana Acosta
28 Gabriela Huertas
7 Camila Reyes
8 Marcela Restrepo
11 Catalina Usme (captain)
16 Lady Andrade
9 Mayra Ramírez


12 Sandra Sepúlveda (GK)
17 Carolina Arias
19 Jocelyn Carabalí
10 Leicy Santos
6 Daniela Montoya
5 Lorena Bedoya
24 Ivonne Chacón
26 Manuela Pavi
23. Elexa Bahr

New Zealand

23 Anna Leat (GK)
25 Mackenzie Barry
14 Katie Bowen (captain)
2  Michaela Foster
3 Kate Taylor
28 Ava Collins
12 Betsy Hassett
20 Indiah-Paige Riley
6 Malia Steinmetz
16 Jacqui Hand
18 Grace Jale


30 Breanna Edwards (GK)
21 Victoria Esson (GK)
8 Daisy Cleverley
5 Manaia Elliott
24 Ally Green
22 Aniela Jensen
19 Ruby Nathan
15 Paige Satchell
29 Katie Kitching


Game to be played on Wednesday December 6, 2023

Colombia v New Zealand
Estadio Metropolitano de Techo, Bogotá, Colombia, 9am (NZT)

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