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FIFA Women's World Cup: Marta becomes all-time goals leader

Brazil forward Marta became the all-time World Cup leader in goals after she converted a penalty kick in a win over South Korea on Tuesday.

Forward scores No. 15 for Brazil in win over South Korea

Brazil's Marta, right, celebrates after scoring against Korea Republic during the second half of a FIFA World Cup game in Montreal on Tuesday. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Brazil forward Marta became the all-time World Cup leader in goals after she converted a penalty kick in a 2-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday.

Marta established the new tournament record in the 53rd minute to double the lead.

Germany's Brigit Prinz, now retired, was the previous record holder with 14.

Marta, 29, is appearing in her fourth World Cup, having also competed in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Including Tuesday's game in Montreal, she has played 15 World Cup matches.

Current Team USA forward Abby Wambach isn't far behind with 13 goals.

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