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

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

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.

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