By Sedara Philip
Brazil forward Marta is set to play in a sixth World Cup after being named in her country’s squad for the women’s tournament this summer.
The 37-year-old is a six-time winner of the Fifa World Player of the Year award.
She also holds the record for the most goals in World Cup tournaments – men’s or women’s – with 17.
“Marta is the queen, she is an icon. Just being around her is contagious,” said Brazil manager Pia Sundhage.
“If she will be in the starting line-up I don’t know, not yet. She will play the role I will give her and I am sure she will do well.”
The Women’s World Cup is taking place in Australia and New Zealand, starting 20 July.
Brazil, who have never won the competition, are in Group F along with France, Jamaica and Panama.