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Formiga set for a record seventh Fifa World Cup

May 17, 2019 4:38 pm

Brazil’s 41-year-old international Formiga will become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups.

The Paris St Germain star shares the record of six World Cups with Homare Sawa, who led Japan’s women to their World Cup triumph in 2011.

If Formiga plays in France, she will also become the oldest to appear in a women’s World Cup.

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In the men’s tournament, three players have played at five World Cups – Mexico’s Rafael Marquez and Antonio Carbajal and Germany’s Lothar Matthaus.

Formiga, whose first World Cup finals appearance came in 1995 as a 17-year-old, will be joined by several other well-known faces in the Brazil squad, including Marta, the six-times World Player of the year.

FIFA womens world Cup,will be contested between 7 June and 7 July 2019, in France.

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