What would the gastronomic knockout stage for women's football be like?

A tour of the best cuisine from the eight countries that are in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, broadcast on CazéTV on the iFood app

Like all Brazilians, iFood loves a women's football game (after all, it's a technology company born and raised here). And he has his eyes on the final phase of the World Cup, which starts tonight, with the match between Spain and the Netherlands, broadcast on the iFood app by CazéTV.

Alongside these two teams, Japan, Sweden, Australia, France, England and Colombia will compete in the quarterfinals of the tournament. In addition to having very different playing styles, these countries offer very different cuisines. 

What is your favorite? O iFood News combine the hunger for the ball from these teams with the desire to eat the typical dishes of these countries — check out which one you would choose below!

An Australian barbecue to start

How about starting with the women of the house? Australia climbs its lines with a lamb-based barbecue. For those who prefer fish, there is a breaded one at the end and accompanied by fries. We can already smell the great goal.

But it's worth remembering that this fish and potatoes, or the fish and chips, it's a game plan that was kind of copied by the Australians. The origin of the dish is English: the colonizers took it to Oceania.

Refining the game with England

And since we're talking about England, let's check out the gastronomic tactics that take place there. And isn't it that a male star came to mess with the women's championship?

It's a guy from Wellington. But, in fact, we are talking about a steak, the Traditional Wellington Beef, named, they say, in honor of the first Duke of Wellington.

Just get the recipe: filet mignon under a layer of Foie gras, which can be replaced with parma ham or mushroom puree, wrapped in puff pastry. The meat is rare and served with red wine. That's football art, folks.

French feijoada? Also have 

So we need to talk about France. Ah, Paris and its charms. The swagger of the French team's stars is also enchanting. Which, by the way, play football with a kind of Brazilian style, tasty, daring.

If we take the comparison between Brazil and France to the kitchen, the choice is the cassoulet, french dish reminiscent of Brazilian feijoada. 

It makes perfect sense: it is made from dried beans and meat, which can be pork or goose, duck, partridge or lamb. Sausages and sausages are also included in this recipe, prepared in a clay pot.

Seafood enters the field with Spain 

The dispute is fierce. Time to summon the Spanish Fury to heat up even more. A Paella enters the field, well structured with the reinforcements of rice, shrimp, squid and octopus, which are the components of this dish.

Eggs, potatoes, onions and that's it: here's another typical Spanish dish, the tortilla. Which can also be filled with traditional chorizo, ham, spinach or zucchini.

And the fish are the stars of Japan

If the sea is for fish, how can you not pay attention? Japanese cuisine? Sushi and sashimi are renowned names in the country's cuisine. 

But they don't play alone: they rely on the style of hot dishes like teppan – made up of fish, such as salmon and anchovies, meat or vegetables grilled at high temperature.

Plenty on the Colombian table 

For those who like that hearty dish, the paisa tray Colombian woman delivers too much. That typical plate it has a little bit of everything: chorizo, fried cracklings, ground beef, arepa, rice, sweet banana, avocado and fried egg — all with red beans.

But, if you're more into agility, like a “toco y me voy” for a quicker snack, there's the arepa, a corn or white hominy dough that is fried and can be filled with shredded meat or chicken. 

Bread and cupcake in Sweden

Like us, Swedes love meatballs. The recipe is simple: ground meat (beef or pork), onion, egg, milk and breadcrumbs. The difference is that, after being fried in butter, the cupcake is served not only with mashed potatoes but also with blueberry jam.

To sweeten this midfield, Sweden climbs the kanelbulle, a kind of snail shaped sweet bread and all worked in sugar and cinnamon. It's just not worth giving shins to your opponents!

For dessert, Dutch pie

Before the final whistle, it's worth trying the real Dutch pie, which is nothing like the one that got its name in Brazil.

The Dutch pie is in fact the appeltaart, nothing more, nothing less than an apple pie, with pieces of fruit, raisins and cinnamon. He plays simple, but brings a lot of results.

Was it supposed to be a gastronomic duel? Look, at the end of the day, you can say that everyone wins in this spectacle of delicacies from so many parts of the world.

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