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Brazil's Marta takes Swedish nationality

2017-03-15 14:58
Marta (Supplied)

Stockholm - Five-time World Player of the Year Marta said on Wednesday she would continue to play for Brazil internationally after taking Swedish nationality.

The Brazil born 31-year-old has spent 10 years living in Sweden, is a fluent Swedish speaker and plans to settle in the Scandinavian nation after her playing days end.

"I feel Swedish too and I'm super happy that's done now," Marta told press while showing off her brand new joint nationality papers.

"I wanted to be able to live in Sweden over the long term and now I can do that," said Marta, who has played over 100 senior games with Brazil and who has appeared at four World Cups and three Olympics.

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