In a game marked by protest against harassment, the women’s team beats Russia 3-0

Players entered the field with a sash and demonstrated after the friendly; on Monday, the team faces Canada

Richard Callis/SPP/CBFMarta spoke about protest at the end of the match

A female selection do Brasil took the field this Friday afternoon, 11, against the Russia in a friendly in preparation for the Olympic Games and won well, winning 3-0. The match in Cartagonova, in Cartagena, in Spain, was marked by the position of the commission against the harassment. Before the confrontation, all the players and directors demonstrated on their social networks against the accusations of sexual and moral harassment of the licensed president of the CBF, Rogério Caboclo, disclosed last week. The team entered a banner with the words “No Harassment”. On the field, the team Pia Sundhage was far superior to the opponents, scoring the first goal in the 41st minute. After a corner kick by Andressinha, defender Bruna Benitez appeared taller and headed for the goal.

The pressure continued in the second half and at 18 minutes, in a move similar to the first, Bruna once again surpassed the Russian defense and scored the second in Brazil. At 35, Andressa Alves made a great move down the left, dribbled the opponents and kicked. The goalkeeper made the defense, but shirt 7 took advantage of the rebound and made the third of the selection, closing the friendly account. The team returns to the field on Monday, 14, against the Canada, at 4 pm (Brasilia time). The match will be broadcast from TV Globo.

Marta spoke about protest at the end of the match

At the end of the match, Marta was interviewed by TV Globo and commented on the manifesto published on social networks and the banner used when entering the field. “It was a joint decision, we have a committee that is very aligned with the athletes, so we decided to show our opinion in this regard, because we are against any type of harassment, without making any judgments, obviously, but the facts are there for to be verified, but we needed to show our position and we did it together as we do in all other situations”, he said.

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The ace of the national team made a point of stressing that the group is focused on preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where it debuts on July 21 against China. The group still faces the Netherlands on the 24th and Zambia on the 27th. “Now it’s time to put this situation aside, focus on our work here because this period of work is very important for us to go prepared for the Olympics and that’s what we’re going to do. do, let’s keep the focus here and let the authorities resolve this situation,” added Marta.

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