– Brazil women’s senior national team suffered a heavy defeat in their Olympics preparations
– Three goals from Daniel and one each from Nathan, Lucas Canigia and Hiago handed the youngsters the win
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Gremio U16 side demolished Brazil women’s national team 6-0 in an intergender encounter which took place at Vila Ventura Ecoresort on Tuesday, January 13.
The youngsters did not respect six-time FIFA best women’s player and World Cup record goalscorer Marta when they put six goals into her side’s goalpost.
It was part of the Selecao side’s preparations for this summer’s Olympic football tournament in Tokyo – originally scheduled to hold in 2020.
There were two 30-minute periods and it was the youngsters who emerged victorious with three goals from Daniel and one each from Nathan, Lucas Canigia and Hiago.
After succumbing to the superiority of the young team Brazil women’s coach Pia Sundhage was quoted by Sport Bible saying:
“This training game was important for several reasons, firstly, due to the challenge of playing speed in this male category, they are very fast.
“When we play in front of big teams, which are very fast, we will have this type of challenge.
“The game was also important for us to evaluate the players individually, we had some situations of one against one, protection of the ball, and how to react quickly in these situations. It is a good way to improve and be ready for the great challenges of 2021.”
According to the official Gremio website, the Gremista girls (women’s side) will play against the Brazil women’s national team in another training game on 18 January.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Brazilian local football team Chapecoense have returned to the country’s top-flight in the most spectacular fashion after spending a year in the second tier.
The club became famous in 2016 when 19 players from the squad lost their lives in the ill-fated LaMia Flight 2933 which crashed near Medellín, Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.
The aircraft was transporting the football squad and their entourage from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia where the team was scheduled to play at the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals before the incident.
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