Brazil – GUATEMALA 27/04/2005

Football legend Romário played and scored in his final game for Brazil’s national team, helping them beat Guatemala 3-0.

It was defender Anderson who put Brazil ahead with a header in the 4th min, followed by Romário 16th min and Grafite closed the scoring with a shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 64th.

Brazil dominanted the game from start to finish, with Guatemala watching star struck as Brazil toyed with their defence. With Romário scoring with a trademark header from eight yards out in the 16th minute – his 71st goal in 84 matches second only to Pele.

Romário was substituted in the 39th, and the match was stopped as he left the field with the 35,000 fans at the Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo chanting his name.

“I’ve been extremely happy for all that I’ve accomplished,” Romário said. “I want to thank the fans for everything.”

At 39, Romário is by no way finished with football, having recently extended his contract with Vasco da Gama until the end of the season.

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Brazil
3
GUATEMALA
0
Date: 4/27/2005
Type: First Team
Place: BRAZIL (São Paulo)
Stadium: Pacaembu
Competition: Friendlies match
Referee: Martim Vasquez (Uruguay)

Formation

GUATEMALA

Klée (Motta, 70')
Martinez
Cabrera
Melgar
Chen
Thompson
Girón
Romero
Castillo
Ángel Sanabria
Hernán Sandoval
Gomez (Chen, 46')
Morales (Girón, 46')
Figueiroa (Thompson, 65')
Davila (Ángel Sanabria, 65')
Gonzalez (Melgar, 70')
Aragon (Castillo, 70')

D.T. Ramon Maradiaga

Goals

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Brazil
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GUATEMALA
3 - 0

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