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SportsMarta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

03:00  19 june  2019
03:00  19 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Marta becomes 1st player to score in 5 World Cups

Marta becomes 1st player to score in 5 World Cups Brazil forward Marta added to her legendary career on Thursday, converting a penalty against Australia to become the first player to score in five separate World Cups. No other footballer, male or female, has scored more than Marta's 16 tournament goals. Marta has now recorded tallies in the 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019 Women's World Cups. Her biggest haul came in China in 2007 when she finished as the top scorer with seven goals. However, she has never won the tournament.

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17 th career World Cup goal in Brazil 's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced

her 17 th career World Cup goal in Brazil 's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup , scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute at Stade du Hainaut

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Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time.

The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute at Stade du Hainaut, sending a line drive to the left of goalkeeper Laura Giuliani after Debinha was fouled by Elena Linari.

It was the second goal of the tournament for Marta, and both have been on penalty kicks. Her goal against Australia last Thursday tied the record set in the men's World Cup by Miroslav Klose, who scored 16 World Cup goals for Germany from 2002-14. The United States' Abby Wambach and Germany's Birgit Prinz are tied for second among women with 14 each.

Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1 Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night at Grenoble, France, that advanced the Matildas into the knockout rounds Kerr tied American Alex Morgan for the tournament lead with five goals. "I actually wanted more after that, being my selfish self," Kerr said. Australia advanced to the round of 16 for the fourth consecutive tournament following three straight quarterfinal eliminations. The Matildas finished second in Group C and will face Norway in Nice on Saturday on the first day of the round of 16.

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17 th career World Cup goal in Brazil 's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup , scored on a penalty kick in

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17 th career World Cup goal in Brazil 's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time.

Marta is the only player, male or female, to score in five World Cups.

Brazil had needed only a draw to advance.

Italy won Group C on goal difference over Australia and Brazil as all three nations finished with 2-1 records and six points. Le Azzurre will play a third-place team in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

Australia, which finished second, meets Norway on Saturday. Brazil wound up third and will play Germany on Saturday or host France on Sunday.

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