Marta chooses Umeå over Brasil
Marta will not join Brasil's national team for the South American World Cup qualifications in Argentina. She has had talks with the Brasilian Football Association and obtained a permission to finish the season with Umeå. She will also have a minor throat surgery to fix some respiratory problems after the season.
The South American qualification tournament starts November 10 and coincides with Umeå's UEFA Women's Cup semifinals. Marta's Umeå teammate Elaine has already joined the Brasil team.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Marta väljer UIK framför brasilianska landslaget