Earlier in the day, Barbara Bonansea ensured Italy a dramatic return to the World Cup after a 20-year absence with a stoppage-time victor that gave her team a last-gasp win over tournament dark horses Australia. The 34-year old Brazilian overtook Ronaldo, who was 33 years old when he scored a hat-trick for Portugal against Spain in their 3-3 draw in the men's 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
Cristiane tucked in her second goal from a tight angle following the restart as Andressa provided the assist again, before the 34-year-old completed her hat-trick with a powerful free-kick that rattled the underside of the crossbar before crossing the line in the 64th minute.
Schneider did, however, produce heroics by diving to keep out Andressa's spot kick, awarded for a handball by Allyson Swaby.
Schneider, a 19-year-old American-born goalkeeper studying at the University of North Carolina, was handed her place after coaches learned she had Jamaican grandparents on her mother's side.
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Given the gravity of the accusations the decision is being seen by supporters as a sign that they are anxious about the outcry. According to a statement by the Moscow police, the Meduza journalist was arrested on Thursday on charges of drug trafficking.
Jamaica have a star in the making in the form of 22-year-old Khadija Shaw who has scored 26 goals in only 30 appearances for her nation and is as of now the most astounding scoring player to ever show up for Jamaica. They were the first women's soccer team from a Caribbean country to quality for the prestigious soccer tournament.
The Brazilian superstar became the oldest player in World Cup history to record a hat trick while also becoming only the ninth player in the history of the women's tournament to score 10 career goals in the event.
Her first were both predatory finishes, but look at the whip to secure her treble.