Forward Marta is part of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (July 20-August 20). This will be his sixth participation in a world final.
Marta is considered in Brazil as the best football star of all time. Its reputation is also excellent worldwide. She has been named World Soccer Player of the Year six times in the past.
The number ten of the Seleçao, aged 37, is currently under contract with the American Orlando Pride. She only returned to it recently after a serious right knee injury kept her out of action for almost a year.
,,It will definitely be my last World Cup,” said Marta, who is the only record holder for the number of World Cup goals (17). The men’s record holder, Germany’s Miroslav Klose, has sixteen goals.
,,It’s logical that I’m not the same Marta I was twenty years ago, but physically I’m good and mentally even better”, explained the star. Marta must try to guide a young Brazilian team to success After the previous World Cup, in 2019 in France, a rejuvenation was chosen, as no less than eleven of Brazil’s 23 World Cup visitors are celebrating their World Cup debut in this edition.
Brazil open in Group F against France, Jamaica and Panama.
World Cup schedule
At the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this year, the Orange Lionesses will meet defending champions USA in the group stage, which the Netherlands will play in New Zealand. Check out the full schedule for the Women’s World Cup, which runs from July 20 to August 20, here.
Columns Vivianne Miedema
Every month Vivianne Miedema writes a column for this site on what affects her in (inter)national women’s football. Read all of his columns here. The top scorer of the Orange Lionesses will not be present this summer at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand due to a serious knee injury.
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