The women’s soccer teams of the Dominican Republic and Bolivia will play two friendly matches, one on Friday, October 22 at the Cibao FC Stadium and the other on Monday, October 25 at the Félix Sánchez Stadium. Both matches will be played starting at 5:00 pm.
The information was released this Tuesday in a virtual press conference via Zoom, where the president of the Dominican Football Federation, Rubén García and the vice-president of the Bolivian Football Federation, Marcos Rodríguez, spoke.
Directors of both federations and the leaders, José “Beni” Rubido, of the Dominican national team and Angélica Heredia, of Bolivia, participated in the event.
“We cordially welcome our brother country of Bolivia, a country with such a long soccer tradition. Thank you for accepting these two friendlies, I know that this is the beginning of a good road of exchanges, the Dominican Republic is your home,” said Garcia, president of Fedofútbol.
For his part, Marcos Rodríguez, vice-president of the Bolivian Soccer Federation, said that “we all need friendlies with countries like the Dominican Republic, which has been raising the level of women’s soccer,” he stressed. “We want to promote women’s soccer and what better than to have friendlies with the Dominican Republic. We hope they will hold two more friendlies in Bolivia,” she said.
José “Beni” Rubido, DT of the Dominican national team, highlighted the importance of the friendly matches against Bolivia, of which he hopes the Creole team can evolve with these matches.
“The intention is to continue to evolve, the goal is to find opponents that are better ranked than us, and from there to see strategies, to take small steps that will allow us to move forward,” he said.
Angélica Heredia, coach of the Bolivian national team, gave a preview of the itinerary of the South Americans prior to the matches.
“We will have 20 players who will concentrate on the 15th of this month prior to these two friendlies, which will undoubtedly be important for the team. We have seen the Dominican national team and their players play, they are in good physical condition and we understand they will be two good games,” he said.