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Marta sets World Cup goal record in Brazil win

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ESPN's Natalie Gedra recaps Brazil's victory over Italy, as Marta's 17th World Cup goal moved her ahead of Germany's Miroslav Klose for the most all-time.


Marta's second-half penalty sent Brazil into the last 16 of the women's World Cup with a 1-0 win against Italy on Tuesday that ensured they finished as one of the best third-placed sides.

It was Marta's 17th World Cup goal, moving her ahead of Germany's Miroslav Klose to become the outright top scorer in both the men's and women's game. She is also the only player to score at five different World Cups. 

- What's it like to play for (and against) Brazil legend Marta?

Marta converted a spot...


Girelli hat trick helps Italy reach last 16

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Italy qualified for the knockout stage with a win over Jamaica.

Italy's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women's World Cup on Friday.

Back in the tournament after a 20-year absence, the Italians top Group C with six points ahead of Brazil and Australia who have three. Jamaica have yet to earn a point.

Girelli opened the scoring with a re-taken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

Galli rounded off the victory with two...

Australia Women shocked by late Italy winner at World Cup

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Barbara Bonansea scored twice as Italy Women beat Australia.

Barbara Bonansea scored twice to give Italy a surprise, last-gasp 2-1 victory against Australia in their opening Group C game at the women's World Cup on Sunday.

The Azzurre, back at the World Cup after a 20-year absence, prevailed when striker Bonansea headed home from a free kick five minutes into stoppage time.

Australia captain Sam Kerr had opened the scoring by firing home on the rebound after her penalty was saved by Italy keeper Laura Giuliani in the 22nd minute.

Bonansea, however, equalised...