Brazil star Marta: We'll be better prepared for 2015 World Cup
Marta has insisted that the Brazilian women’s team will be better prepared for the 2015 World Cup after disappointing exits from their previous two tournaments.
Brazil, who are yet to win a Gold medal or world title, were knocked out at the quarter-final stage during both the 2011 World Cup and Women’s 2012 Olympic tournament in London last summer.
Marta is considered to be the finest exponent of the women's game and has won the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award five times, but is yet to enjoy similar success with the national team.
"I wasn’t satisfied with our performance at all, not with me, my team-mates or the coaching staff," she told FIFA.com of her side’s efforts at London 2012.
"We really wanted to go a long way and be fighting for a medal, but it didn’t happen. However, we know that with the talent in our team we’ll get more chances.
"Now we need to work hard in order to qualify for the next tournaments, especially the World Cup in Canada in 2015. We’ll be better prepared than we were in London."
The 27-year-old’s most recent accolade at club level came at the end of last season, as her club Tyresö FF dramatically clinched the Swedish first division title ahead of Malmo.
"The last match [against Malmo] was so tense. I hadn’t experienced anything like it in a long time. The way the people were going crazy in the stands and the way the players celebrated afterwards was definitely the highlight of 2012 for me," she concluded.