LIVE: Brazil and India

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The Brazilian women’s team returns to the field this Thursday (25) to compete in the International Women’s Football Tournament. The first of the three opponents will be India and the duel will be held at the Arena da Amazônia, with capacity for 30,000 people. The ball rolls at 10 pm (GMT) and you can follow it live on Olympics Every Day.

Pia Sundhage’s summons to the tournament counts on the return of athletes who participated in the friendly commitments against Argentina, in September. They are: defenders Lauren, from São Paulo, Daiane, from Madrid CFF, and Yasmim, from Corinthians.

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In addition, it is worth remembering that the International Women’s Soccer Tournament marks the farewell of striker Formiga from the Brazilian women’s team. At 43, she leaves the green and yellow jersey after a successful career, with the right to two Olympic medals and two podiums in World Cups.

“We’re very sad about the farewell, because Formiga is unique, it’s one of the best we have, but I’m sure she gave everything she had to give the team. We get a lot of inspiration from her and I’m sure we’ll continue her legacy, which is to always deliver our best,” said forward Gabi Nunes.

The tournament

The four participating teams — Brazil, Chile, India and Venezuela — face off in a single round. The victory guarantees the team three points, while the draw adds one point. The champion of the International Women’s Football Tournament will be the one with the highest score at the end of the three rounds. The women’s team debuts this Thursday (25), against India. On Sunday (28), the match is against Venezuela, and the last duel will be against Chile, on December 1st (Wednesday).


In case of a tie, the classification will be defined according to the following criteria: better goal difference, greater number of goals scored, direct confrontation and, finally, the fair play classification. The latter follows the following rules: the team with the fewest points in relation to the number of yellow and red cards received wins. Yellow is worth one point; the second yellow, which configures an indirect red, three points; straight red, 4 dots; and a yellow card followed by a direct red gives 5 points.

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