With Brazil’s exit, Marta delivers an emotional farewell to the World Cup

Brazilian soccer superstar Marta bids farewell to the sport’s biggest stage, the World Cup, following Brazil’s early exit in the group stage.

Decade of Dominance: Marta had an illustrious career, participating in six World Cups over 20 years.
* With a record of 17 World Cup goals, she holds the all-time scoring record for both women and men.
* She has been FIFA’s World Player of the Year six times and is a two-time Olympic silver medalist.

Brazil’s Journey: Brazil’s hopes of winning a World Cup for Marta were not realized, getting eliminated in the group stage.
* In the group stages matches, Marta played against Panama and France and started in the crucial match against Jamaica which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Powerful Farewell: In her farewell speech, Marta emphasized the importance of continued support for women’s soccer in Brazil.
* She noted the growth of the sport in the country and encouraged the Brazilian public to “keep supporting” the team.
* Reflecting on her career, she highlighted the importance of female representation in soccer and her hopes that she has become a role model for young girls.

The Next Step: While she bids farewell to the World Cup, Marta will continue playing club soccer for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL.

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