Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 1: Marta in 2007

The Brazilian scored a stunning World Cup goal against the USA, and was applauded off by the Chinese fans in Hangzhou

“Marta. Amazing. A goal by a genius!” screamed Luciano do Valle – one of Brazil’s most respected football commentators – in September 2007. “There are no words to describe Marta’s goal!” he yelled; but astounding, incredible, out of this world, came close.

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