Girl’s Seleção Win Olympic Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian national female side thrashed Cameroon 5-0 in their opening match at the 2012 Olympic Games yesterday. Marta, the five-time World Player of the Year, scored twice as the Seleção coasted on their way to an easy victory.

The star player described the game as "the first battle" and left it clear there will be more difficult hurdles to clear if the team are to leave London with the gold medal.

The number ten scored twice while striker Cristiane, who came on from the bench, scored . . .

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