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Women’s World Cup: Jamaica reach last 16 for first time as Brazil exit early

Marta competed in her sixth World Cup but could not extend her record tally of 17 goals in the competition

Jamaica qualified for the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup for the first time as Brazil crashed out of the competition in disappointing fashion.

It was a cagey encounter in Melbourne and Jamaica put in a stubborn defensive display to ensure their impressive tournament still has another chapter.

But Brazil, who recalled striker Marta to the starting XI, could not find the goal they needed and failed to progress for the first time in 28 years.

Marta, 37, is the all-time leading scorer in men’s or women’s World Cups but will not feature again, with her sixth tournament in Australia coming to an end having made three group-stage appearances.

Thanks to this goalless stalemate, Jamaica could face Colombia or Germany in the last 16.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Jamaica

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 13Spencer
  • 19Wiltshire
  • 17Swaby
  • 4Swaby
  • 14Blackwood
  • 3Sampson
  • 21MatthewsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forCameronat 45′minutes
  • 20Primus
  • 8Spence
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWashingtonat 85′minutes
  • 11Shaw

Substitutes

  • 1Schneider
  • 2Washington
  • 5Plummer
  • 6Solaun
  • 7McNamara
  • 9Simmonds
  • 12van Zanten
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Bailey-Gayle
  • 18Carter
  • 22McKenna
  • 23Brooks

Brazil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Izidoro Lima da Silva
  • 2da Costa SilvaSubstituted forda Silva Ferreiraat 81′minutes
  • 3Sousa Feitoza
  • 4Leone Carvalho de Souza
  • 6Dias de Britto
  • 17Alves BorgesSubstituted forZaneratto Joãoat 45′minutes
  • 21Israel Ferraz
  • 5Bertolucci PaixãoSubstituted forFerreira Sampaioat 81′minutes
  • 11Leal da Silva
  • 10Vieira da Silva VeigaSubstituted forAlves da Silvaat 81′minutes
  • 9de Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 1do Monte Barbosa
  • 7Alves da Silva
  • 8Angélica Kliemaschewsk de Araújo
  • 13Santos Nhaia
  • 14Leal Costa
  • 15Ferreira Sampaio
  • 16Zaneratto João
  • 18da Silva Ferreira
  • 19Hickmann Alves
  • 20Alonso Costantino
  • 22Gomes Rodrigues
  • 23Nunes da Silva

Referee:
Esther Staubli

Attendance:
27,638

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