My name is
Brianna Pinto and I'm from the United
States, from the state of North Carolina.
I started playing football
when I was three years old. For years, I was the only girl on my teams,
but the boys didn't mind because I scored most of the goals.
18 years old and I'm proud to play for the
under-20 Women's National
I love football for so many reasons.
It allows me to meet people
from all over the world. Last year,
we played against Iran. On the field,
we were fierce competitors. But off the field, we shared meals and learned
about each other's lives. Moments like that have taught me we may come
from different countries and cultures but deep down we're all pretty much
And we all love
The Beautiful Game.
Just as your country's
allowed me to get to know you, I hope we can welcome you and show you who we
Thank you all very much.