Giulia Dragoni made historical past for Italy whereas competing within the Girls’s World Cup this week.
On Monday, Dragoni competed in opposition to Argentina on the midfield throughout Italy’s opening Group G match for the Cup. Within the course of, she additionally grew to become the youngest-ever athlete to characterize Italy throughout the competitors at 16 years outdated, based on CNN.
Through the sport, Dragoni was changed on the sector by teammate Cristiana Girelli, who ultimately led Italy to a 1-0 victory, profitable the match in opposition to Argentina and scoring her 54th worldwide aim on her 104th look internationally.
Dragoni has been nicknamed “Little Messi” because of her extremely aggressive nature, just like that of award-winning Argentine soccer participant Lionel Messi. The Italian athlete notably holds the quantity “16” on her jersey, which immediately corresponds to her age. She is at present the second-youngest European athlete to have performed within the Girls’s World Cup. The youngest to-date was 14-year-old Carolina Morace in 1978, based on FIFA.
As for the Italian girls’s group, they’ll proceed their Group G matches on Saturday whereas going through off in opposition to Sweden.
The FIFA Girls’s World Cup is an annual worldwide soccer match, that includes feminine soccer groups competing for prize cash as much as $4.29 million, based on USA In the present day. High athletes on this yr’s competitors will embrace Pernille More durable (Denmark), Lucy Bronze (England) and Sophia Smith (United States of America), amongst others.
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