Can Marta lead Brazil to World Cup glory?

Brazilian Superstar

The future of the game is in women football. The FIFA Women World Cup which is the brain child of former FIFA President Joao Havelange has come to stay and potentially challenge the Men’s tournament (my personal opinion while I was watching Germany take on Canada last sunday with a full house at the Berlin stadium).

The seventh edition which is being held in Germany has lived up to its billing with good football and unrivaled passion.

Brazil is a name that spells football, however it is surprising that A Seleção, Brazil women’s national football team, are yet to land the coveted World trophy. Their best shots so far is a bronze medal finish at the 1999 edition and a heart-break final loss to Germany in 2007.

She's collected the trophy every year since 2006...

A Seleção are determined to go a step further than the last time with five-time women’s world footballer of the year, Marta Vieira da Silva in their team. For the super star in particular, the World Cup success is a personal target or accomplishment for her as she has achieved a lot in her career. Not only has she won FIFA’s top individual prize in the last five years, she has also consistently helped her club sides to titles with her phenomenal goal-scoring prowess. At the last World Cup in China, Marta won both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot with seven goals. The powerful Brazilian has already made it clear to her team that the time has come for Brazil to win the title.

“We really want to win it, it’s a title that we’ve had in our hands in the past but didn’t win because of small details,”

said Marta.

For a long time now, we have shown we have a wealth of talent in our ranks. We’ve reached two Olympics finals and one World Cup final. Now, the time has come to win.

She emerged on the international stage in 2004 when she won the Golden Ball at the under-20 Women’s World Cup. Since then Marta has become a key part of the Brazilian team and wears the coveted number 10 jersey scoring an amazing 79 goals in 69 games for her country. She is the only woman to have left her footprints in the walk of fame at the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janiero. In order to make her dreams become a reality, Marta and her compatriots will have to navigate their channels well in the three weeks tournament while expecting fierce challenges from the defending champions and host, Germany and heavy weights like USA, Sweden and Nigeria (Loool. Yes! Nigeria is the dominant name in Africa). The soccer passionate country will be hoping A Seleção’ clinch the World title that has eluded them come July 17 with the huge weight of expectation squarely on the shoulders of Western New York Flash striker.

She'll want a less individual Golden award this time around

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by harphyz on July 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    A tree cannot make a forest but she’s

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  2. Posted by Theodora on July 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    You are so right. I believe women would soon take over the game. I wish Marta well. I respect her style of play and skills

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  3. Posted by hana on July 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    marta is the BEST PLAYER EVER!!!!!
    i jzt couldnt believe that the US moved to semifinals & not brazil……… but theyr’e still the best best team. keep it up marta.
    ur ma favorite soccer player

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  4. Posted by shelly on August 14, 2011 at 2:42 am

    i agree completly!!!

    Reply

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