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Brazil legend Marta to retire from international football

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 26 Apr 2024

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Brazil star Marta has announced she will retire from international football at the end of 2024.

The 38-year-old is the all-time highest scorer for Brazil, netting 116 goals in 175 matches for the national team.

She is also the top-scorer in the Women’s World Cup with 17 goals, finishing as a runner-up in 2007 when Brazil lost in the final to Germany.

The forward has won three Copa America Femenina titles and was part of the Brazil team that won silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Marta could make her sixth appearance for Brazil at this year’s Games if she is selected in the squad at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

“If I go to the Olympics, I will enjoy every moment, because, regardless of whether I go to the Olympics or not, this is my last year with the national team,” Marta told CNN in an interview on Thursday.

“There will be no more Marta from 2025 in the national team as an athlete.

“I am very calm about this because I see with great optimism this development that we are having in relation to young athletes.”

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