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Brazil’s Marta back in training ahead of Ja clash

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:25 AM
In this August 6, 2016, file photo, Brazil’s Marta (left) leaps over Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl as she attempts a shot on goal during the Olympic football tournament in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In this August 6, 2016, file photo, Brazil’s Marta (left) leaps over Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl as she attempts a shot on goal during the Olympic football tournament in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP):

Brazil forward Marta has returned to training after recovering from a left-thigh injury, five days before the team plays its opening match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Brazilian football confederation published a video yesterday of the 33-year-old Marta back on the field running but not touching the ball.

The six-time World player of the Year, who stopped practising on May 24, spent the last few days in physical therapy.

Brazil will play their opening match against Jamaica on Sunday in Grenoble. The team will also face Australia and Italy in Group C.