Brazil routs Cameroon 5-0 in women's football

Updated: 26 July 2012 01:30 IST

Brazil scored two early goals and got two more from Marta in the second half to easily defeat Cameroon 5-0 at the London Olympics on Wednesday, getting off to a good start on its quest for its first major title in women's football.

Brazil routs Cameroon 5-0 in women's football
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Brazil scored two early goals and got two more from Marta in the second half to easily defeat Cameroon 5-0 at the London Olympics on Wednesday, getting off to a good start on its quest for its first major title in women's football.

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Francielle converted a free kick in the seventh minute and Renata Costa increased the lead with a header from a corner in the 10th, then Marta scored with a penalty kick in the 73rd, set up Cristiane's goal in the 80th and sealed the victory in the 88th.

The opening victory moves Brazil atop Group E with three points along with Britain.

Brazil has been close to winning a significant women's title several times but never came through with victory. The Brazilians settled for silver in the last two Olympics.

Topics : Football Olympics 2012 Cameroon Brazil
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