Player who most often wore the Brazilian national team shirt, Formiga will end its trajectory with the colors of Brazil. After 233 matches, including seven Olympics and seven World Championships, the 43-year-old São Paulo defensive midfielder officially says goodbye this Thursday, at Arena da Amazônia, against India, in a game of the International Women’s Football Tournament. For the CBF special “FormigaDay”, the player received tributes from Skin e Martha, king and queen of football.

– Unfortunately, I’m not there in person, but I send you, with all my heart, congratulations. And long live our Brazil, long live Formiga – said Pelé.

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Marta, Formiga’s partner for years on the Brazilian team, was moved when commenting on her friend.

– She is an example of perseverance and dedication. A lifetime dedicated to a sport. If women’s football today is at another level, quite different from what it was at the beginning, it’s because Formiga has a lot of that, contributed a lot for this to happen – declared the queen.

Before the last act with the colors of Brazil, Formiga was also honored on her arrival at the CT of 3B (women’s soccer team from Amazonas). The player was stamped on the club’s façade and received a bouquet of flowers, the president of the team from Amazonas, Bosco Bindá.

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