FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™

History for Ecuador, anguish for T&T

Trinidad and Tobago’s Ahkcola Mollar(R) vies for the ball with Ecuador’s Ingrid Rodriguez
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Ecuador have completed the 24-nation field for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ with a dramatic last-gasp win over Trinidad & Tobago to qualify for the first time.

The second leg in Port of Spain appeared set for extra time only for Monica Quinteros to etch her name into the annals of Ecuadorian football with a 91st-minute winner.

After a scoreless opening leg in Quito last month, T&T dominated large periods of the game in front of a capacity crowd at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

However, forward Quinteros latched onto a perfectly delivered free-kick from the left sideline in the first of three minutes of added time, glancing a header into the net from ten metres.

It was one of the few sights of goal during the contest for Ecuador, although Quinteros saw one notable first-half opening blocked.

T&T turned on the pressure after half-time with Kennya Cordner clipping the crossbar with a bicycle kick, while there were several sights of goal for the Soca Princesses as Mariah Shade and Akheela Mollon both spurned good openings.

Ecuador will now line up in Saturday’s Final Draw for Canada 2015 in Ottawa.

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