Brazil’s Marta breaks World Cup scoring record….

Marta of Brazil celebrates scoring her penalty goal with Formiga

Brazil’s captain, Marta became the all-time leading goalscorer in Women’s World Cup history as she netted her 15th finals goal in a 2-0 win over South Korea. The 29-year-old forward’s second-half penalty took her clear of former Germany striker Birgit Prinz. Marta’s team-mate Formiga opened the scoring to become, at 37, the oldest goalscorer in the tournament’s history.¬†Formiga, playing at a record-equalling sixth World Cup, took advantage of an error by Korean defender Kim Doyeon to give the 2007 runners-up the lead. And, making her 137th international appearance, she was then felled in the penalty box by Cho Soh-yun to present Marta with the chance to make history. The closest Brazil have come to winning the women’s game’s biggest prize was in 2007, when they lost to Germany in the final. Marta said it would be a “dream” to win the title and said she hoped to continue playing through to the 2016 Rio Olympics. “It is a thought that I have, to play in the Olympics,” she said. “It will depend on if I’m playing well. It would be fantastic if we won the World Cup and we would then be very motivated to get the gold medal at the Olympics. That would mean a lot to all of us.”

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