Brazil star Marta set a record on Tuesday as she scored her 17th career Women’s World Cup goal. The goal came from the penalty spot 74 minutes into Tuesday’s group stage clash with Italy, which Brazil ended up winning 1-0 behind the Marta goal. Marta stepped up and smashed her spot-kick into the bottom right-hand corner, giving Brazil a lead they would never relinquish while making a bit of history in the process. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Marta’s 17th goal was enough to lead her past German star Miroslav Klose, who scored 16 goals across four World Cups as a member of the German national team. 17 – Brazil’s Marta is now the outright top scorer in senior Fifa World Cup tournaments with 17 goals, overtaking German men’s player Miroslav Klose. Record. #FIFAWWC #BRA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 18, 2019The 33-year-old forward, who is the only footballer to score at five different World Cup editions, has scored 112 total goals in 145 appearances for Brazil. Marta scored three times at her first World Cup, the 2003 edition, before firing seven times at the 2007 competition, winning the Golden Shoe and Golden Ball as Brazil fell to Germany in the tournament finale. She then scored four more times in the 2011 World Cup and once at the 2015 edition. With Tuesday’s goal, Marta has scored twice in this year’s tournament, having also scored in a 3-2 loss to Australia in the country’s second group stage match. Marta’s 17th finish puts even more space between her and Birgit Prinz and Abby Wambach on the women’s side, as both scored 14 goals during their international careers. The forward is a six-time FIFA World Player of the Year and has helped lead Brazil to two Olympic silver medals in addition to that 2007 World Cup runners-up spot. With the Brazil win on Tuesday, Marta and co. forced a three-way tie on six points in Group C with Italy, Australia and Brazil all level on points. Despite their loss on Tuesday, Italy tops the group thanks to their +5 goal differential with Australia and Brazil both at +3. Australia sealed second place, though, on goals-scored having fired eight goals compared to Brazil’s six in the group stage. As a result, Brazil’s knockout round opponent has yet to be decided while Australia will face Norway and Italy will face the third-place team from Group A or B.
Editors’ Recommendations This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Barrett-JacksonWhenever a classic car — especially a rare or significant model — turns up in some guy’s barn or similarly quaint setting, we have to wonder how the heck it got there. Who stole and stashed or just plain ol’ forgot about this piece of automotive history?Take the recent discovery of a 1967 Mustang GT500 prototype (nicknamed “Little Red”). How did this Shelby find its way into the middle of a Texas field, sans engine, transmission, and other important bits? That’s what its new owner is trying to find out via crowd-sourced information. Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 Here’s what we do know about Little Red. The second-ever serialized GT00 (the first was a fastback and the third was a convertible) disappeared in the late ‘60s after being used as a testbed for Ford performance parts. After being pulled from the automaker’s test car rotation, the prototype was supposedly sent to the crusher (like many other pre-production models). In reality, it was sold as a used car, passed between a few owners, and then parked in a Texas field. When it was discovered, Little Red had long since lost its big-block V8, three-speed automatic transmission, and front-end components.To find the historic muscle car, Craig Jackson (CEO of the Barrett-Jackson auctions) and Jason Billups (car restorer) tracked down the original Ford VIN and its most recent owner. To this point, car collectors had only searched for Little Red based on its Shelby serial number. With some help from Mustang expert Kevin Marti, the prototype was finally located and purchased by Jackson.Shelby Prototype Coupes/FacebookThis particular Shelby Mustang is noteworthy for several reasons, including its factory-equipped dual-quad carburetors (the only of its kind), 428 cubic-inch V8 (the first Mustang coupe to get this powertrain), and its notchback coupe design (all production GT500 models wore fastback bodies).Jackson is reportedly giving the experimental Shelby a full restoration, which should be completed around the time Ford debuts its all-new GT500 (sometime next year). The question is really how Jackson will restore the car, considering all the various parts it used during its time as a test vehicle. Whichever direction he takes, Little Red will remain an ultra-rare member of the muscle car community. The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing