Brazil's Marta withdrawn from squad after positive COVID-19 test

The 34-year old veteran who tested positive for COVID-19, will miss Brazil's two friendlies against Ecuador and will be replaced by defender Camila Silva.

The CBF did not give any details about the forward's condition but it has informed her club, Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League, saying it would provide any assistance necessary.   -  TWITTER

Brazil's six-time 'World Player of the Year' Marta has tested positive for COVID-19, the country's soccer governing body (CBF) said on Saturday.

Marta, 34, has been withdrawn from the national team that is set to face Ecuador in two friendly matches at home on Nov. 27 and Dec. 1.

The CBF did not give any details about the forward's condition but they have informed her club, Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League, saying they would provide any assistance necessary.

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Marta was the first player, male or female, to score in five World Cups with 17 strikes in total - also a record.

Her place in the squad will be taken by 19-year-old defender Camila Silva.

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