Drama as U16 football club side defeats Brazil senior women's team

Drama as U16 football club side defeats Brazil senior women's team

- Brazil women's senior national team suffered a heavy defeat in their Olympics preparations

- Three goals from Daniel and one each from Nathan, Lucas Canigia and Hiago handed the youngsters the win

- The legendary women's football player Marta was part of the team that got beaten by the youth team

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Gremio U16 side demolished Brazil women's national team 6-0 in an intergender encounter which took place at Vila Ventura Ecoresort on Tuesday, January 13.

The youngsters did not respect six-time FIFA best women's player and World Cup record goalscorer Marta when they put six goals into her side's goalpost.

It was part of the Selecao side's preparations for this summer's Olympic football tournament in Tokyo - originally scheduled to hold in 2020.

There were two 30-minute periods and it was the youngsters who emerged victorious with three goals from Daniel and one each from Nathan, Lucas Canigia and Hiago.

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Drama as U16 club side defeat Brazil senior national team in a tough encounter

Cross-section of all the footballers after their intergender match between Gremio U16 men's team and the Brazil women's senior national side. Image: @elias_depre
Source: Twitter

After succumbing to the superiority of the young team Brazil women's coach Pia Sundhage was quoted by Sport Bible saying:

"This training game was important for several reasons, firstly, due to the challenge of playing speed in this male category, they are very fast.
"When we play in front of big teams, which are very fast, we will have this type of challenge.
"The game was also important for us to evaluate the players individually, we had some situations of one against one, protection of the ball, and how to react quickly in these situations. It is a good way to improve and be ready for the great challenges of 2021."

According to the official Gremio website, the Gremista girls (women's side) will play against the Brazil women's national team in another training game on 18 January.

In other sports news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Alex Apolinario, the Brazilian midfielder, died of cardiac arrest at 24. Brazilian midfielder Alex Apolinario has been confirmed dead on Thursday, January 7 due to heart complications.

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The 24-year-old was said to have fallen unconscious during a football match for his Portuguese third-tier club side FC Alverca against Uniao de Almeirim on Sunday. Though sources say he was already stable the same night, he suffered the cardiac arrest but four days later, his club announced that he didn't make it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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