Brazil’s most capped player Formiga is due to step down from international duties later this month, ending a career that included seven World Cups and the Olympics, the Brazilian Football Confederation has announced.

Formiga have made 233 appearances for Brazil and their final game will be a friendly against India on November 25 in Manaus.

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After making her Brazilian debut at the age of 17 at the 1995 World Cup, Formiga has competed in every Olympic tournament since women’s football made its debut at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

The 43-year-old midfielder put her name in the record books as the first female player to compete in seven Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.

Formiga was part of the Brazilian squad that lost to Germany in the 2007 World Cup final. She won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics and again in Beijing in 2008.

Their last World Cup appearance came in the 2019 edition, where Brazil lost to hosts France in the round of 16.

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