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Nelson Abadía leaves the women’s team. What were the reasons for his departure?

Nelson Abadía will leave his position as coach of the national team...

Nelson Abadía will no longer be the coach of the Colombian women’s team. The Federation announced this Thursday the departure of the coach who led Colombia to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup that was just held in Australia and New Zealand. The coach left the best record for the team in this tournament, but he will continue his career in a different direction.

The coach is leaving after a six-year cycle as coach of the senior women’s team. In this time he has achieved great success. Reaching the best result of the team in a World Cup and being a finalist in addition to the last Copa América, in which they lost against Brazil.

The Federation is expected to announce who will be his substitute and new coach of the women’s team ahead of the Gold Cup road to be played in 2024. Also, next year they will have the important event of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Why is Nelson Abadía leaving the women’s team?
In the statement that the Federation has delivered, it does not report the causes that would have led to his departure. The good role of the women’s team in the World Cup has made his cachet as a coach rise, and he could have several offers from teams to lead.

However, his differences with several soccer players at the head of the National Team have been well known. Reports of vetoes have been constant during his period, but none of this could be observed in the last World Cup.

Yoreli Rincón, Isabel Eceheverri, Natalia Gaitán were several of the players who magically disappeared from the calls without further explanation. These players complained that the reasons were not precisely due to performance on the field, but that they had to see other decisions involved.

As for results, little can be blamed for an Abbey that has garnered the best in command of the National Team. Especially at this time in the last two years when he reached a tournament final and was the sensation at the last World Cup.

The coach leaves a total balance of 60 games in which he has achieved 30 victories, 16 draws and 17 losses, with a performance of 56.6 percent. His greatest achievements were achieved in the 2022 Copa América, being a finalist, and in the last World Cup in which he reached the quarterfinals,

Federation announcement about the departure of Nelson Abadía
The FCF released a statement on its social networks in which it reported that coach Nelson Abadía will not continue in charge of the women’s team with the following message:

” The technical director Nelson Abadía and the Colombian Football Federation ended their contractual relationship and will not continue as Technical Director of the Colombian Senior Women’s National Team,” the statement began. }The FCF Executive Committee thanks the strategist and his technical assistant Mario Alberto Abadía, for these years of service to the National Team where important achievements were achieved such as: the silver medal in the 2014 Pan American Games, the gold medal in the 2019 Pan American Games, the runner-up of the Conmebol Copa América 2022 and the quarterfinals at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.

In the coming days, the Colombian Football Federation will announce the person who will assume the technical direction of the Colombian Senior Women’s Team, replacing him.”

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