Top – Women’s Football: Brazil’s Formiga to play in seventh World Cup

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Formiga will turn into the oldest participant to look in a girls’s World Cup

Brazil’s 41-year-old worldwide Formiga will turn into the primary footballer to take part in seven World Cups.

The midfielder was named within the squad for the ladies’s event in France.

The Paris St Germain star shares the report of six World Cups with Homare Sawa, who led Japan’s girls to their World Cup triumph in 2011.

If Formiga performs in France, she can even turn into the oldest to look in a girls’s World Cup.

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Within the males’s event, three gamers have performed at 5 World Cups – Mexico’s Rafael Marquez and Antonio Carbajal and Germany’s Lothar Matthaus.

Formiga, whose first World Cup finals look got here in 1995 as a 17-year-old, can be joined by a number of different well-known faces within the Brazil squad, together with Marta, the six-times World Participant of the yr.

Marta is the highest scorer within the historical past of the ladies’s World Cup with 15 objectives.

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Copa America champions Brazil have been drawn in Group C together with Jamaica, Italy and Australia with the event beginning on June 7.

Though they’ve appeared in all seven Girls’s World Cup tournaments, the South Individuals have but to carry the trophy, with their greatest efficiency coming as runners-up to Germany in China in 2007.

They’re additionally heading to France beneath a cloud, having misplaced their final 9 video games, their worst-ever run.

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Brazil are 10th on the earth rankings, their lowest place for the reason that rating system started.

BBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame this summer time, bringing extra stay free-to-air girls’s sport throughout the BBC this summer time than ever earlier than. Complemented by our journalism, we’re aiming to show up the quantity on girls’s sport and alter perceptions. Discover out extra right here.

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