Brazil and Norway look to build on early success

Sunday (July 3rd) evening sees Brazil take on Norway in a match that could go a long way to deciding how Group D will finish.

Both sides have history in the Women’s World Cup, with the Norwegians taking the prize home in 1995 and the Latin Americans just missing out by finishing runners up four years ago.

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After being pushed all the way by a spritely Australia side in their opening game, which they eventually won 1-0, Brazil will be looking for a better performance and will hope to unleash five-time world player of the year Marta on their opponents.

The star had a quiet game against the Australians, but boss Lima knows that improvement is necessary for the whole team.

“Whenever we have the possibility to play in a collective fashion we do it,” she said.

“We need Marta but we need the ten other players. Despite the fact the players are very experienced, they might be nervous, they might have been anxious in the first game, but that’s now out of the way.”

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The sides have met on seven previous occasions, with Brazil winning three of those and Norway securing two victories.

It took a late goal from Emilie Haavi for the Norwegians to secure victory over a surprisingly composed Equatorial Guinea.

The striker warned that it will take more to beat the mighty Brazil, but added that getting the win was important for confidence.

“I’m really excited about [the Brazil] match,” she said. “Brazil are one of the best teams in women’s football.”

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