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France: US coach praises Marta on goal count record01:30

France: US coach praises Marta on goal count record

France, Le Havre
June 19, 2019 at 22:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US women's football team head coach Jill Ellis praised Brazilian player Marta for breaking the record of most goals scored at a FIFA World Cup, calling her "an ambassador for our sport" during a press conference in Le Havre on Wednesday.

"[Marta] has done so much for the game, in just terms of promoting it by who she is, how she plays. She has been around a long time, but she is still a very special player," Ellis said. "She is just an ambassador for our sport and a good person and obviously a great soccer player."

Marta cemented her place among football legends on Tuesday when the Brazilian became the all-time top scorer at a FIFA World Cup by scoring her 17th goal in her team's 1-0 game against Italy in Valenciennes.

The US team was preparing for their clash against Sweden on Thursday, a game Ellis expects to be "a very intense game, a combative game, a game with, probably, a lot of transition, a game that's going to be fiercly competed inside the 18 at both ends."

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The US women's football team head coach Jill Ellis praised Brazilian player Marta for breaking the record of most goals scored at a FIFA World Cup, calling her "an ambassador for our sport" during a press conference in Le Havre on Wednesday.

"[Marta] has done so much for the game, in just terms of promoting it by who she is, how she plays. She has been around a long time, but she is still a very special player," Ellis said. "She is just an ambassador for our sport and a good person and obviously a great soccer player."

Marta cemented her place among football legends on Tuesday when the Brazilian became the all-time top scorer at a FIFA World Cup by scoring her 17th goal in her team's 1-0 game against Italy in Valenciennes.

The US team was preparing for their clash against Sweden on Thursday, a game Ellis expects to be "a very intense game, a combative game, a game with, probably, a lot of transition, a game that's going to be fiercly competed inside the 18 at both ends."

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