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MARTA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT DATE FROM THE BRAZILIAN TEAM AND INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Six times best player in the world, the player won five titles with Amarelinha

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The end of a reign! Marta , the greatest player in the history of women's football, announced that 2024 will be her last year wearing the Brazilian national team's shirt. Canarinho's number 10 wants to play in the Olympic Games, which would be his last tournament with the country.

“If I go to the Olympics, I will enjoy every moment, because, regardless of whether I go to the Olympics or not , this is my last year with the National Team. There is no longer Marta in the National Team as an athlete from 2025 onwards”, declared the six-time best player in the world to CNN.




“This is my last year, and I can confirm it here. There is a moment when we have to understand that the time has come. I am very calm about this, because I see with great optimism this development that we are having in relation to young athletes”, he added.

The queen is confident in the success of the next generations. For Marta, Brazil has great athletes who will emerge in world football. The 38-year-old player also stated that she is very comfortable with passing the baton.

“We have a very qualified team, with very talented girls and, over the years, you will see that it really is what I am talking about, it is a very fertile ground. For this reason, I feel very strongly. comfortable in saying: 'Look, I'm passing it on to you, I'm going to pass the baton, and you continue to carry on this legacy” adds the player.

Marta was voted best in the world six times, won a Libertadores (2009 ) and a Champions League (2003/4). For the national team, the Orlando Pride attacking midfielder had her standout campaigns in the third Copa América championship (2003, 2010 and 2018), in addition to being two-time Pan American Games champion (2003 and 2007). She also has two silver medals (2004 and 2008) on her resume.



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CANDIDATE FOR THE BALL D'OR, VINÍCUS JÚNIOR ENTERS THE RADAR OF PSG, FROM FRANCE

Flamengo's youngster is one of the French team's favorites to replace Kylian Mbappe

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After losing their main star, Kylian Mbappe, PSG (FRA) wants to count on Real Madrid standout Vinícius Júnior. The creation of Flamengo appeared on the radar of the French club, which is looking for a striker who can be a reference for the team. 

According to information from "RMC SPORTS" radio, PSG is interested and is already monitoring Vinícius Júnior's situation. The French team's main idea is to find a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who left the team to play for Real Madrid. Thus, in addition to the former -if-you-can-lose" target="_blank">Flamengo, the French are also looking at other opportunities.

REAL MADRID HIGHLIGHT

Vini Jr is experiencing one of his best phases for Real Madrid and, as a result, he does not intend to leave the Merengues anytime soon. Furthermore, the Spanish team does not indicate a possible sale of the player. At the moment, the striker has a valid contract with the Merengue team until 2027, with a fine valued at 1 billion euros (R$ 5 billion).

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHAMPION AND CANDIDATE FOR THE BALL OF GOLD

The creation of Mais Querido was two-time champion of the Champions League on June 1st. In the grand final against Borussia Dortmund, the striker was the scorer of one of the goals. For standing out this season, Vini Jr is a strong candidate to win the Ballon d'Or.

COPA AMÉRICA

Thus, the competition that could have the most impact on the decision for Vini Jr to be considered the best player in the world is the Copa América. The star was called up by Dorival Júnior and will represent Brazil in the national team competition. 




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MARTA GIFTS VINÍCIUS JÚNIOR AND BRINGS GOOD ENERGY FROM THE BEST IN THE WORLD

The Queen of football visited the Brazilian team's training camp this Tuesday (11)

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The Brazilian men's team is already concentrated in the United States to compete in the Copa América. This past Tuesday (11), Queen Marta visited the Brazilian camp and a scene caught our attention. The meeting between Vinícius Júnior and the six times best in the world. The star presented the Flamengo child with shirts from the Brazilian women's team.

In the final phase of her career, Marta won the award for best player in the world six times. She dominated the women's football scene between 2006 and 2010, winning five awards. The most recent trophy came in 2018, making the star the last Brazilian person to win an election as the best in the world in football. Kaká, was the last to win the men's championship, in 2007.

In the images shared on social media this past Tuesday (11), it is possible to see Marta presenting Vinícius Júnior with two number 10 shirts from the Women's Team. The star also gives a hug to the Ninho's calf, who smiles and thanks him for the gifts.

VINI JR. HE'S A FAVORITE FOR THE BALL OF GOLD

In the 2023/24 season, Vinícius Júnior was the biggest highlight. Therefore, the boy from Ninho is one of the candidates to win the Ballon d'Or. The awards for the best in the world take place on October 28th. The young man competes with Frenchman Kyllian Mbappé and Englishmen Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham.

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE MEETING BETWEEN MARTA AND VINI JR.
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MARTA CRITICIZES SPANISH FEDERATION PRESIDENT WHO KISSED HER NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER

The Queen condemned the actions of Luis Rubiales, who resists giving up his post

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After beating England 1-0, Spain won the Women's World Cup. However, Spanish football didn't have much time to celebrate before witnessing an unfortunate event. Luis Ruiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, kissed the mouth of athlete Jenni Hermoso, who plays for the Spanish women's national team, during the players' awards. In this context, Marta condemns the president's actions.

In what was supposed to be a happy moment, Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the presentation of the medals of the Women's World Cup final , in Australia. After the incident, world football has been revolting with the president's attitude. Like several figures in the world of football, Marta used her social networks to criticize the president of the Spanish Federation: "There is no room for this type of shameful behavior in our society. We are with you, Jenni Hermoso"


Jenni Hermoso, along with other players from the Spanish national team, turned to the FutPro union to comment on what happened. “I want to clarify that, as seen in the images, at no time did I consent to the kiss he gave me. I don't tolerate my word being called into question, much less that words that I didn't say are invented", said Jenni. The players concluded by stating that they will not return to the national team until those involved are duly punished. >

Despite Jenni's pronouncement, the president of the Royal Spanish Federation insists that he asked for the player's authorization and that he is being unfairly accused by "false feminists". his resignation has been called for, however, despite Rubiales' pronouncement, the Spanish football authorities are determined to punish the president.


"The government will not remain impassive. Mr. Rubiales has stated several times that he will not leave office, but the government has already started the procedures for him to give explanations to the TAD. If the Council is in a position to do so, we will suspend it. As the person responsible for Spanish sport, I apologize to the players because they didn't deserve to go through this this week," said Víctor Francos, president of the Spanish Higher Sports Council.



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