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Alla Zakarian

24-06-2019 | 11:41 Football

Why Brazil star Marta wore lipstick in Women's World Cup clash with France

Brazil star Marta took to the field wearing bright red lipstick for their last-16 clash with France during the Women’s World Cup in Le Havre. The 33-year-old now holds the record for the most goals in World Cup tournaments for men and women after adding to her tally already in France. Marta’s goal against Italy was her 17th. Brazil legend explained her reasons for wearing red lipstick. "I always wear lipstick. Not that colour, but today I said 'I'm going to dare'. I tried it and I think it was good," she said. "The colour is of blood because we had to leave blood on the pitch. Now I'm going to use it in every game." On his record-breaking goal, Marta added: “The feeling is a joyful one, not only for breaking the record but for being able to represent women in doing so. We are trying to represent women and show how women can play any type of role. All the teams here, we are all representing [women]. Let me be clear, this is not only in sport.” Hosts France progressed 2-1 in extra time and Marta ended up on the losing side.

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