Brazilian player Marta, an icon of women’s football in the world, broke down in tears during the press conference ahead of Brazil and Jamaica on the occasion of the World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia as she traced the history of this sport: “Twenty years ago in 2003 I got my first World Cup played. Nobody knew us, we had no female idols to follow. Today the mothers stop us in the street and thank us for who we are and what we do, the girls admire us. It has been a long journey full of obstacles, but now we are proud of what we are experiencing.”