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Report: Marta OK after car crash in Brazil

Marta of Brazil
Marta of Brazil

Marta is OK after a car crash in Brazil on Saturday. (Photo Copyright Jeff Kassouf for The Equalizer)

SAO PAULO — Five-time world player of the year Marta has sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Brazil.

The star of Brazil’s women’s football team was taken to a hospital for tests but had only a few bruises and was released after Saturday’s crash in northeastern Brazil, where she was on vacation.

Authorities said Marta lost control of the Audi she was driving and crashed hard on the side of the road.

The GloboEsporte web site said three other people who were in the car also weren’t seriously injured.

The 28-year-old midfielder reportedly was returning from a friend’s house when the afternoon accident happened in the city of Santana do Ipanema.

Marta this week will play with Brazil in an international tournament in the capital of Brasilia. The crash happened on the same day as the 2015 Women’s World Cup Draw, when Brazil learned it would play Korea Republic, Spain and Costa Rica in Group E.

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