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Date of birth
19 Feb 1986
BiographyCompeted in: FOOTBALL
Voted the Fifa Women's World Player of the Year an incredible five years running, Marta has been on the losing side in the last two Olympic finalsView Marta's profile
Marta competed in FOOTBALL
Did you know?
- Due to the number of matches that need to be played, the Olympic football competition kicks off two days before the official opening ceremony.
- Men’s teams are allowed to field just three players over the age of 23 in the final tournament but there are no age restrictions for women’s teams.
- The six Olympic venues are Wembley, Hampden Park, the City of Coventry Stadium, Old Trafford, the Millennium Stadium and St James’ Park.
- Both the men’s and women’s competitions begin with a group stage, with the best eight teams advancing to the quarter-finals.
- Football was introduced as an Olympic medal sport in 1908. Great Britain won gold in front of their home crowd, beating Denmark 2-0 in the final.
|3 Aug||Women's Football Quarter-final 4, Match 21||—|
|31 Jul||Women's Football First Round Group E, Match 18||—|
|28 Jul||Women's Football First Round Group E, Match 8||Won|
|25 Jul||Women's Football First Round Group E, Match 4||Won|
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London 2012 medals
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