Marta speaking to the BBC
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100 Women 2016: Brazil footballer Marta has a message for women on the pitch

Marta Vieira da Silva became a football hero in Brazil during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she captained the women's team.

But in the country where football is a major passion, women are fighting for their place in the game.

They do not fit everyone's idea of what a footballer is, and have to battle sexism.

The BBC's 100 Women season speaks to Marta and hears her message for other female footballers.

Produced by: Renata Mendonça, Dina Demrdash

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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  • 04 Dec 2016
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