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Tyresö keep Marta for European bow

Marta has signed a new deal keeping her at Tyresö FF for the 2013/14 UEFA Women's Champions League campaign as the Swedish title holders prepare for a European debut.

Marta helped Tyresö to the 2012 title
Marta helped Tyresö to the 2012 title ©Getty Images

Marta, who won the 2004 UEFA Women's Cup with Umeå IK, will return to European competition next season after signing a new deal at Tyresö FF.

The Brazil forward moved to the Swedish side last year and helped them clinch their first National League title in 2012, earning a place in the 2013/14 UEFA Women's Champions League. Today Marta, who turns 27 next Tuesday, extended her contract until the end of May 2014 ,with the club having acquired new sponsorship – a boost after fellow attacker Madeleine Edlund announced a break from football to have a baby.

Five-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta, who spent four years at Umeå, playing in three European club finals before beginning a spell in the United States in 2009, said: "I am happy to be here again. I like this country so much." She will be joined up front by Christen Press, a winter recruit from Göteborg FC and scorer of two goals on her United States debut in a 4-1 win against Scotland on Saturday.

Tyresö start the defence of their domestic crown in April and will make their European debut next term as one of two Swedish representatives alongside FC Malmö. That team are currently preparing to face Olympique Lyonnais in the 2012/13 quarter-finals, where Göteborg also take on FCF Juvisy Essonne.