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Half-time: Jamaica's Reggae Girlz trail Brazil 1-0

12 June 2019

Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scored the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's tournament debut ended in a 3-0 defeat in Grenoble. Jamaica is the first Caribbean nation to play in the Women's World Cup. Celebrating in style, the forward punched the corner flag in tribute to Aussie legend Tim Cahill.

In the Women's World Cup, Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa played in six tournaments for her country and made 205 appearances across a 12-year worldwide career - in which she lifted the World Cup in 2011.

As the final whistle edged closer, Bonansea got past Australian captain Sam Kerr with a header that caught goalkeeper Lydia Williams off guard in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal the win for Italy.

Brazil now sits at the top of Group C thanks to the goal differential tiebreak over Italy, who claimed a 2-1 win over Australia on Sunday in dramatic fashion.

She was duly selected by Brazil boss Vadao, who did not hesitate to put her at the base of his midfield for the team's opening Group C match in Grenoble.

Cristiane tucked in her second goal from a tight angle following the restart as Andressa provided the assist again, before she completed her hat-trick with a powerful freekick that rattled the underside of the crossbar and landed in.

Brazil will look to keep their momentum as they face the Matildas on June 13, before Jamaica and Italy face off in Reims on June 14.

The 34-year-old sealed her hat-trick with a superb free-kick.

Half-time: Jamaica's Reggae Girlz trail Brazil 1-0