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Brazilian veteran Formiga retires from international football


After appearing in seven World Cups, the 43-year-old midfielder Formiga is set to play his farewell game for Brazil this month.

Formiga’s final match for the national team will be against India on November 25 in Manaus, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on Tuesday.

“The legendary Formiga is going to say goodbye to the women’s national team,” the confederation said on Instagram. “This is a historic moment for a life dedicated to the yellow jersey and football. We love you.” Brazil will host an international tournament against India, Venezuela and Chile in the city in the heart of the Amazon, but Formiga is only set to play in the first of those matches.

The Sao Paulo FC midfielder, named Miraildes Maciel Mota before getting the nickname which means “ant” in Portuguese, had previously said the Tokyo Olympics would be her last major competition with the national team.

Formiga has played 233 games for Brazil, including every Olympic Games since Atlanta in 1996, the first for women’s football. She won silver at the 2004 and 2008 Games in Athens and Beijing, respectively.

His most recent participation in the World Cup dates back to 2019 in France.

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