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Women's World Cup: Marta Scores Record 15th World Cup Goal in Brazil Win

The five-time world player of the year surpassed the 14 goals scored by Germany's Brigit Prinz.

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    Marta #10 of Brazil reacts to a call during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E match against Korea Republic at Olympic Stadium on June 9, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Marta scored her 15th career women's World Cup goal to become the all-team leader in tournament history, leading Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Montreal on Tuesday.

    The five-time world player of the year scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to put Brazil up 2-0, giving her 15 career World Cup goals and surpassing the 14 goals scored by Germany's Brigit Prinz.

    Marta's penalty came after Formiga was fouled by South Korea's So-hyun Cho inside the box, and she sent the penalty into the lower left corner of the goal for the record score.

    Formiga had Brazil's first goal, and the 37-year-old became the oldest player to score in tournament history — doing so in her sixth World Cup.

    Brazil plays its second group-stage game against Spain on Saturday, while South Korea faces Costa Rica.