Brazilian attacker Cristiane beats Ronaldo to world record

International Edition By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/06/2019

Brazilian attacker Cristiane has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to a world record as she became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup.

Cristiane scored three goals in the 3-0 win over Jamaica at the age of 34 years old, she opens her account with a header a tap-in before scoring a free-kick to cap it up.

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Cristiane took up the challenge to lead the line after the veteran forward Marta sustained an injury.

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 Russia.

The 3-0 win ensured Brazil end a poor recent run of nine straight defeats.

The match was also notable for the appearance of midfielder Formiga for Brazil, becoming the first player to appear at seven Women's World Cups and at 41 years and 98 days the oldest to appear in the tournament.