Madrid, October 22 (European press) –
The Spanish women’s football coach, Jorge Vilda, confirmed that Japan is the “competitor to beat” in advance of Group C of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where they will also face Costa Rica and Zambia, highlighting all the groups that the draw brought them “competitive”. .
“For the first time, we are top of the group in a World Cup or a European draw, and this has a lot to do with what happened at the last date of FIFA,” he said in statements made by the Royal Spanish Football Federation after the draw. Held this Saturday. “We are looking forward to making our debut against Costa Rica,” he added.
The coach from Madrid did not hide that the Japanese were the main danger in Group C. Back in November and we’ll be a guide.”
On Costa Rica, Vilda emphasized that it is a “competitive team”. “They played against them in 2015 in the World Cup in Canada, and they couldn’t win,” he said before talking about the last opponent. “Zambia have reached the semi-finals of the African Cup; they have very fast players, we know them from La Liga, they have extraordinary attacking potential. Perhaps ranking is a must, but they have a competitive team,” he completed.