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Marta on the spot as Brazil through with 1-0 win against Italy

Marta on the spot as Brazil through with 1-0 win against Italy
Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Group C - Italy v Brazil - Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France - June 18, 2019 Brazil's Marta scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo -
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VALENCIENNES, France (Reuters) – 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.

Marta, the only player to score at five different World Cups, converted a spot kick in the 74th minute as Brazil finished third in Group C on six points, level with Italy, who top the group on goal difference.  

Australia beat Jamaica 4-1 to finish second, also on six points, but ahead on goals scored of Brazil, who face a potential clash with hosts France for a place in the quarter-finals.


(Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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