Football Women’s World Cup: Brazil Debuts With a Victory in France

Cristiane performs, scoring three goals and securing victory over Jamaica. In the next round, Brazil takes on Australia.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil beat Jamaica 3-0 on Sunday in Grenoble in their Group C debut at the 2019 World Cup in France. After 15 minutes, Cristiane opened the scoring and in the second half, the striker scored twice more, including with a free kick, to complete her hat trick.

Cristiane became the oldest player to notch a hat trick in a World Cup match. Another player who also made history is a defensive midfielder, Formiga. At the age of 41, she became the only player, male or female, to play in seven . . .

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