The star midfielder scored a goal as Brazil beat China in their tournament opener …
Already one of the best in women’s football, Brazilian star Marta made her mark even more on Wednesday. She became the first footballer to play in five consecutive Olympic Games and to score in each of those editions.
Brazil’s women’s soccer team began its campaign at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a thrilling 5-0 win over China, where Marta scored a thrilling score. Brazil is placed in Group FC along with the Netherlands, China and Zambia.
In the second match of the group, the Netherlands started their campaign with a 10-3 victory over Zambia.
When did Marta start the Olympics and how has she performed?
At the age of 18, Marta was inducted into Brazil’s Olympic squad for the 2004 Athens Games. The Brazilian midfielder scored three goals in the tournament when Brazil reached the final. Unfortunately, they lost 2-1 to the United States and won the silver medal.
In Beijing in 2008, Marta again scored three goals in the tournament when Brazil reached the final but once again lost 1-0 to the United States in the gold medal match.
London In 2012, Brazil were knocked out of the quarter-finals after a 0-2 defeat to Japan because they finished sixth in the tournament. Marta scored two goals in the group stage.
In Rio 2016, Brazil reached the semi-finals but lost 3-4 (0-0) to Sweden in the tiebreaker and then lost 1-2 to Canada in the bronze medal match. Marta scored two goals and provided two assists in the tournament.
How Marta Performed in International Women’s Football
Marta has played 160 international matches for Brazil since entering international cricket in 2002 at the age of 16 and has scored 111 goals so far in his career. She is the all-time leading scorer at the Women’s World Cup with 17 goals in her five World Cups. Marta is a six-time FIFA World Player of the Year.
What is the schedule of the Brazilian women’s soccer team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
After beating China 5-0 in the opener of their tournament, Marta’s next match against Brazil will be against the Netherlands on July 24 and then against Zambia in their last group game on July 27.