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2015 Women's World Cup

Marta, Formiga lead Brazil past Korea Republic

Brazil was boosted by a pair of legends to open its 2015 Women’s World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Korea Republic on Monday at Olympic Stadium.

Marta broke the record for most all-time Women’s World Cup goals with 15, scoring on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. Formiga drew the controversial penalty kick.

Formiga, playing in her record-tying sixth World Cup, became the oldest player to score in the competition’s history when the 37-year-old pounced on a Korea Republic error in the 33rd minute.

Korea Republic defender Kim Doyeon played an errant backpass right into the stride of Formiga, who tapped the ball in to give Brazil the lead.

Brazil sits atop Group E after one round of play. Spain and Costa Rica drew 1-1 in the group’s early match in Montreal on Monday.

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