Women’s World Cup: With “a new start” and a Raging Cristiane, is Brazil one of the Favourites?

Womens World Cup 2019
Triple scorer this Sunday against Jamaica, Cristiane splashed the stadium of the Alps of his talent.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALl: Brazil did not miss its entry into the World Cup, this Sunday in Grenoble, clearly dominating Jamaica (3-0) with a triple from Cristiane

  • The Brazilian selection has been presented diminished and on an incredibly negative spiral (nine defeats of rank), she proved convincing this Sunday.
  • His pretty 3-0 success against Jamaica owes much to the class performance of the former PSG attacker Cristiane, author of a hat-trick in Grenoble.
  • The expected return of the Brazilian star Marta allows this team ever titled to have great ambitions in France.

Brazil has won without success this Sunday (3-0 against Jamaica ) its first match since July 29, 2018 and a success (2-1) against Japan. This was followed by a series of nine incredible defeats for a strong nation of women’s football as is the Seleção a priori. Exactly, what should we expect from this team during the World Cup, two months after an unlikely setback against Scotland (0-1)? The first information of the Brazilian debut in this Mondial, in Grenoble, is that there can be a show without Marta.

Touched on the left thigh, the attacking star of 33 years remained on the bench this Sunday but his return is close after having participated in two training sessions since Saturday. In addition to the six-time best player Fifa, which could be aligned Thursday against Australia, Vadao has multiplied the blows in recent weeks with the packages for the competition of Adriana, Fabi Simoes and Erika .


“This result will give us serenity”

In the absence of Marta, the former Parisian Cristiane proved this Sunday that she could carry the team, with a full class triplet (15th, 50th and 64th), buckled by a free kick master with the help of the transverse. The current striker from Sao Paulo becomes at the same time the first player in history to score in three World Cups (2007, 2011 and 2019). “This World Cup is a new start for the team and for me after many injuries,” she said. After all these defeats, this result will give us some serenity and allow us to tackle the rest more quietly. ”

Faced with a new Jamaican team but interesting in the game, the Seleção has, in any case, delivered a beautiful copy, simply lacking efficiency in front of a stunning Sydney Schneider. Debinha on numerous occasions but also Andressa on penalty kick have thus stumbled on a guardian of 19 years, unlike Cristiane.

Formiga plays his seventh World Cup!

“We played very well, especially considering our performances in previous matches and the quality of the players who had to withdraw,” said Brazilian coach Vadao. The team has been successful on all fronts. Our attack was a huge point of satisfaction, starting with Cristiane who is the best scorer in the world. She had the opportunity to show it today. ”

Add to his future offensive duo experienced with Marta the stainless Formiga (41 years … and seven World Cups!) And you will understand why Brazil can feed ambitions in France despite a year of galley preparation. Seeing this selection without the slightest major title in its history (only two finals of the Olympics and a final of Mondial between 2004 and 2008) is an anomaly that the band Cristiane hopes to repair by July 7th.

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