Brazil’s Marta becomes first player to score at five World Cups

Women's World Cup - Group C - Australia v Brazil
Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group C – Australia v Brazil – Stade de La Mosson, Montpellier, France – June 13, 2019 Brazil’s Marta celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal from the penalty spot. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

June 13, 2019

MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) – Brazil’s Marta became the first player to score at five different soccer World Cups when she put her team 1-0 ahead in their Group C game against Australia in the women’s tournament on Thursday.

The 33-year-old netted a record-extending 16th World Cup goal from the penalty spot after having already scored at the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 tournaments.

(Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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