Brazil's Formiga set to compete in her seventh World Cup

Brazil’s Formiga To Compete In Her Seventh World Cup

Paris St Germain and Brazil’s Formiga was named in the side’s squad for this summer’s Women’s World Cup. This is significant because this will be the 41 year old’s seventh World Cup!

Formiga shares the record of six World Cups with Japan’s Homare Sawa but if she plays in France, she will also become the oldest to appear in a women’s World Cup.

Her first World Cup finals appearance came when she was 17-years-old at the 1995 competition in Sweden. Formiga initially retired from the national team in 2016 but performed a U-turn and returned in 2018 to compete in the Copa América Femenina, in Chile.

Copa America champions Brazil will be take on Jamaica, Italy and Australia. The first game being against the Reggae Girlz on June 9th.

Brazil’s strong side has yet to win a Women’s World Cup, with their best finish being a as runners-up to Germany in China in 2007.

National team coach, Vadão, faces a lot of pressure to readdress the side’s worrying form, losing their last nine games, including losses to England, USA and Japan during the She Believes Cup.

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Stuart Barker
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