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Padraig Whelan

Women’s World Cup: Marta and Sam Kerr make history in victory


Marta and Sam Kerr both wrote their name into the record books in wins for Brazil and Australia on Tuesday night.

We bring you all of the action from the final night of Group C.


Marta became the all-time top scorer at any World Cup after her lone goal against Italy took her tally to 17 goals in the competition.

Her late penalty saw her eclipse Germany’s Miroslav Klose for the honour after he had hit 16 goals in the men’s equivalent.

Prior to that strike, Italy had goalkeeper Laura Giuliani to thank for two important saves and when she was beaten by Andressinha, the crossbar came to her aid.

But the Azzurre defence was finally breached on 74 minutes as Marta’s history-making penalty sent the Seleção through.

Player of the match: Marta (Brazil)


Sam Kerr made history in Grenoble as she scored four times to ruthlessly put Jamaica to the sword and send the Matildas through in second place.

No Australian player had ever scored a World Cup hat-trick until the 25-year-old managed that and then some on a memorable night of action.

Her fantastic header started things on 11 minutes and there was no let up thereafter, with her crucial fourth being the goal which put her side back into second.

Jamaica’s consolation was a historical goal too as substitute Havana Solaun’s strike was her nation’s first in the competition.

Player of the match: Sam Kerr (Australia)