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By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Marta's precise penalty goal handed Brazil a 1-0 win over Italy in Valenciennes on Tuesday, June 18th. It was her 17th goal in World Cup competitions, which allowed her to surpass the  record number of goals, held by German Miroslav Klose. In the post-match interview, she dedicated this important feat to women.

Marta Vieira da Silva (born February 19th, 1986) is often regarded as the best female player of all time and was given the nickname "Pelé in skirts" by Pelé himself.

"Breaking records is something that happens naturally when . . .

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