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FILL YOUR BOOTS! Marta of Brazil celebrates with teammates after making World Cup history against Italy
Brazil striker Marta penned another memorable chapter in her incredible career as she became the record goalscorer at the World Cup finals.

The six-time world player of the year struck her 17th World Cup finals goal to give Brazil a 1-0 win over Italy in Group C and a place in the last 16 in France.

The 33-year-old - a veteran of six World Cup finals - scored from the penalty spot in the 77th minute after a foul on Debinha.

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The Brazil legend's nerveless, second-half spot-kick saw her become the all-time leading scorer at men's or women's World Cups, surpassing retired Germany striker Miroslav Klose.

Victory also secured Brazil's place in the knockout stages, even they finished third in Group C behind Italy and Australia, who beat Jamaica 4-1 in the night's other game.

 


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