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.
Your accountSign in
/ 2 days ago
BUDAPEST, Hungary — To call Olympique Lyonnais the most successful women’s soccer team in...
/ 3 days ago
Sam Mewis’ 37th-minute goal in Sunday’s United States women’s national team victory over South...
/ 4 days ago
There is plenty of buzz around Barcelona right now, and why not? The team...