first_img Anyone who follows the Brazilian womens professionals soccer has heard of Cilene Katia da Silva, 34. She played in four FIFA World Cups and two Olympic Games. A sailor since 2009, on Saturday, July 16th, she introduced herself as an athlete in military style. Brazil beat France by 4-1at the San Gennaro stadium in Rio de Janeiro in the women’s soccer tournament of the 5th Military World Games, Katia scoring two goals. The first came just four minutes into the game, with another one coming at the 33rd minute before the break. Michele Reis and Melissa Sodré, chipped in the other two. The French goal came at 40 minutes of the second half from Cynthia Guéhi. “Katia is a player who is physically and technically good and is unmistakable. It seems that time stands still for her, “said the Brazilian coach, Lt. Daniel Gonçalves. Their challenge will be against Canada. “The game was very centralized with me and Maycon. We know that we will have a harder time in the game against Canada and collectively we have to play better, but the players believe in our potential,” said the striker. Rear Admiral Marine Fernando Motta is thrilled with the results of the Brazilian women. He recalls that this was the second Brazilian victory in the 5th World Games. On Friday Brazil defeated Algeria by 1-0 in men’s soccer. “We started on the right foot. Yesterday (Friday), the men did their job against Algeria and the women did their part today beating France,” he said. With Saturday’s victory, Brazil leads group A women’s with three points, followed by France and Canada. In group B, Netherlands defeated Germany 3-2. By Dialogo July 17, 2011last_img

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