‘A-Match 174’ Brazilian legend Marta is out of the ‘World Cup Last Dance’ after group stage exit
Women’s soccer legend Marta has stepped down from the World Cup stage. Playing in her sixth World Cup, Marta said goodbye with the words, “It’s over.”
Brazil’s women’s national team opened group play at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 on July 2 against Jamaica. After defeating Panama 4-0 in the first round of group play, Brazil was 1-1 after a 1-2 loss to France in the second round. In the group’s final game to determine second place, Brazil drew 0-0 with Jamaica, ultimately finishing third in the group.
After the game, Marta sat down for an interview. She had started and played 81 minutes against Jamaica. “This is where it ends,” she said, “I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given, and I’m very happy with everything that’s happened to women’s soccer in Brazil and around the world.”온라인바카라
“I stop, but they are just beginning. It’s hard to say. Brazil asked for a generational change, and it’s happening. The only old guys are me and Tamires next to me. Most of my teammates are talented girls. They’re going to go a long way,” she said, wishing the future generation the best of luck in leading Brazil.
Marta made her first World Cup appearance in 2003 and went on to play in the 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019 and 2023 editions. At his sixth World Cup, Marta will complete his journey. She is also the most prolific goal scorer at the World Cup. Marta has 17 goals in the Women’s World Cup.