There was a whole host of international football to enjoy this weekend, as the Women’s World Cup kicked-off in France and the UEFA Nations League played out in Portugal.
Our Player of the Weekend comes from the former, as amongst some terrific individual performances, Brazil’s prolific striker Cristiane stood out. Scoring the first hat-trick of the tournament, her first strike against Jamaica was her 90th strike in international football – an amazing feat in itself.
But from that point, she grew in stature, oozing class as she dominated the Jamaican backline. Two goals later, both just over the line but awarded thanks to all the technology in action, and she was a hat-trick heroine. Now on 92 international goals, Cristiane might just notch a few more this summer in France.
Our Player of the Weekend and a super early shout for Player of the Tournament.