RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will spearhead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France, probably for the last time in their...
Former Brazilian women’s team players protesting federation
A group of former Brazilian women's national team players have signed an open letter criticizing their federation following the dismissal of coach Emily Lima.
The group includes Formiga, who currently plays professionally for Paris Saint-Germain in France but retired from the national team last year after a record-breaking career that included every Olympic women's tournament.
Formiga, ‘the ant,’ just keeps on going in women’s soccer
SAO PAULO (AP) — It was the 100th minute of a physical and tense game in the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic soccer tournament. Sweden was moving the ball dangerously down the right flank when, out of nowhere, a Brazilian player came sprinting to make a perfectly timed sliding tackle.
The player was 38-year-old Miraildes Maciel Mota, known simply as Formiga, or 'ant' in Portuguese, a nickname that she picked up because of her tireless and hard-working style of play.