Cristiane scores hat-trick as Brazil sink Jamaica for perfect start

Cristiane scores hat-trick as Brazil sink Jamaica for perfect start

The Jamaicans barely got into stride at the Stade des Alpes as Brazilian striker Cristiane, 34, became the oldest player to score a hat-trick at the FIFA Women's World Cup and the first Brazilian to bag three in a single game since Sisi and Pretinha led Brazil to a 7-1 hammering of Mexico in 1999.

Cristiane started in place of Marta, who has not recovered from a thigh injury.

Earlier in the day, Barbara Bonansea ensured Italy a dramatic return to the World Cup after a 20-year absence with a stoppage-time victor that gave her team a last-gasp win over tournament dark horses Australia.

Brazil would have won by a bigger margin but for Schneider.

The South Americans continued to create chances and could have doubled their lead after earning a penalty for handball by Jamaica defender Allyson Swaby.

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Bonansea scored the equalizer for the 15th-ranked Italians in the 56th minute and headed home the victor past goalkeeper Lydia Williams in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Their first game is against Brazil and while they are probably going to taste defeat, they could make things ungainly for their adversaries.

The win puts Italy in a great position to qualify from Group C.

Sam Kerr, playing in her third World Cup, scored her first-ever goal in the tournament in the 22nd minute for the sixth-ranked Matildas.

Victory at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble meant Vadao's Brazil maintained their ideal record in World Cup openers and also snapped a run of nine straight defeats in the lead-up to the tournament since a 2-1 win over Japan last July.

Daniela Sabatino had a goal ruled out for offside, but Italy were not to be denied a second, with Bonansea their hero in the dying embers with a fantastic header to clinch the points.

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