Formiga: Brazil’s most capped player withdraws from international football | Football news


Brazil’s most capped player Formiga is due to retire from international service later this month.

The 43-year-old midfielder is ending a career that included seven World Cups and seven Olympics, the Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed.

Formiga, named Miraildes Maciel Mota before getting the nickname which means ant in Portuguese, has played 233 matches for Brazil and their final game will be a friendly against India on November 25 in Manaus.

After making her Brazilian debut at the age of 17 at the 1995 World Cup, Formiga has competed in every Olympic tournament since women’s football made its debut at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

Formiga is Brazil’s most capped player after playing seven World Cups and seven Olympics

Formiga, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, put her name in the record books as the first female player to compete in seven Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.

Formiga was part of the Brazilian squad that lost to Germany in the 2007 World Cup final. She won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics and again in Beijing in 2008.

Its last participation in the World Cup took place in the 2019 edition, where Brazil lost to France in the round of 16.

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