Gremio Under-16s men team smash Brazil women national team 6-0 in inter-gender warm-up match

GREMIO'S Under-16 side cruised past Brazil women's national side in a 6-0 victory.

The two teams played against each other in an inter-gender warm-up match with the women's side preparing for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

And despite the six-time Fifa best women's player Marta taking the field, she couldn't inspire her side to victory.

The legendary 34-year-old holds the record for the most goals scored at a women's World Cup with 17 and is regarded as the greatest female player of all-time.

Gremio are one of the biggest clubs in Brazil and proved they have some exciting talent through the academy.

The match was split into two 30 minute halves and women's coach Pia Sundhage praised the importance of the clash.

She said: "This training game was important for several reasons, firstly, due to the challenge of playing speed in this male category, they are very fast.

"When we play in front of big teams, which are very fast, we will have this type of challenge.

"The game was also important for us to evaluate the players individually, we had some situations of one against one, protection of the ball, and how to react quickly in these situations.

"It is a good way to improve and be ready for the great challenges of 2021."

Gremio's women's side will also play the Brazil women's national team later this month.

They have won the women's World Cup once, coming back in 1991 although were runners-up in 2007.

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