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Brazilian women open their campaign with a win

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The Brazilian Women's team opened up their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against South Korea in a match where records tumbled.

Veteran Formiga opened the scoring for Brazil in the 33rd minute with a strike which made her the oldest goalscorer in the tournament's history. The 37 year old took advantage of an error by the Korean defence to slot home.

Formiga also played a part in the second goal as she was fouled in the penalty area in the 53rd minute. Five time world player of the year Marta confidently dispatched the spot kick to set a record of her own. The strike was Marta's 15th World Cup goal which makes her the record goalscorer in the competition.

Brazil are now top of the group and next face Spain on Saturday.


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