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Brazilian superstar Marta OK after car crash ahead of pre-World Cup tournament

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 03: Marta of Brazil celebrates after she scores her team's openin goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Brazil and Norway at Wolfsburg Arena on July 3, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 03: Marta of Brazil celebrates after she scores her team's openin goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Brazil and Norway at Wolfsburg Arena on July 3, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)  (2011 Getty Images)

Five-time world player of the year Marta has sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Brazil.

The star of Brazil's women's football team was taken to a hospital for tests but had only a few bruises and was released after Saturday's crash in northeastern Brazil, where she was on vacation.

Authorities said Marta lost control of the Audi she was driving and crashed hard on the side of the road.

The GloboEsporte web site said three other people who were in the car also weren't seriously injured.

The 28-year-old midfielder reportedly was returning from a friend's house when the afternoon accident happened in the city of Santana do Ipanema.

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Marta this week will play with Brazil in an international tournament in the capital of Brasilia.

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