Apr
07
2008
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The Best In The Women’s Football – Brazil

BRAZIL
Previous FIFA Women’s World Cup appearances: 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003
All-time best: Third in 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Coach: Jorge Luis Barcellos, who led the Jamaican men’s team to the 1998 FIFA World Cup™ finals, took over from ReneSimoesin 2005. The 51-year-old former history professor at the University of Rio Grande do Sul previously coached the Brazilian women’s U-20 team.
Star player: Marta is currently the world’s best female player. Standing 1.60m tall and weighing in at 56kg, Umea IK’s 21-year-old left-footer has superb technique and could well be the star of this year’s World Cup.
The team: South America’s top-ranked side are keen to finally to make an impression at the Women’s World Cup and Barcello has prepared his team for the tournament in first-class conditions. In terms of talent, Brazil are certainly capable of winning the title, although there is a big question mark hanging over their consistency and ability to convert chances.