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1999 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER TEAM CAPSULE
Saturday, June 19, 11:55 AM
#Brazil# -------- Confederation: CONMEBOL Head Coach: Wilson Colors: Yellow-Blue Group B: Germany, Italy, Mexico World Cup appearances: 1991 (9th), 1995 (9th) World Cup record: 2-4-0 Schedule: vs. Mexico, June 19 at East Rutherford, NJ vs. Italy, June 24 at Chicago vs. Germany, June 27 at Washington, DC Key Players: F Roseli, F Pretinha, M Sissi, M Formiga, D Nene, D Elane Outlook ------- Brazil appears in its third consecutive Women's World Cup, hoping to fare better than its mediocre showings of ninth place in the previous two. The 1998 South American champions have come far in women's soccer and are expected to have a much better performance this time around. But how the Brazilians do within Group B remains to be seen. Brazil lost to Germany 6-1 in the 1995 World Cup in Sweden. Brazil outscored much weaker opponents 48-1 in group play at the 1998 South American Women's soccer championships. Like their male counterparts on Brazil's national team, there is an emphasis on the attack. Forward Roseli has an appetite for scoring. She tallied 15 goals in the South American qualifying tournament. Katia is a flexible player with abilities both in the midfield and at forward. She also struck for 12 goals. Midfielder Sissi is the captain and a most skillful player. Pretina and Elane are also key parts of Brazil's scheme. st 06-19-99 11:51 et