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Sports News of Friday, 27 March 2020


Today in history: Brazil beat Ghana 8-2 in Olympic Games friendly

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On this day 27 March 1996 (Exactly 24 years ago today) Brazil hammered Ghana 8-2 in a Pre – Summer Olympic Games international friendly match in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Substitute Batista de Abreu Marques hit a hat – trick (55,88,90+3), with a goal each from Luiz Carlos Goulart Luizao(9), Jose Marcelo Ferreira ‘Zero Maria’ (16), Savio (Penalty 47), Andre Luis (Penalty 52) and Vitor Borba Ferreira Rivaldo (78).

Brazil Line-up : Nelson Dida, Nascimento Dos Santos Aldair, Flavio Concecaio, Luiz Carlos Goulart Luizao, Vitor Borba Ferreira Rivaldo, Savio (Baptista de Abreu Marques) Alexandre Da Silva ‘Amiral’ (Marcelino) , Junior Oswaldo ‘Juninho’ (Paulo Roberto Jameli) , Jose Marcelo Ferreira ‘Ze Maria’ (Ze Elias) , Alexandre Paes Lopes, Andre LUIS.

Ghana Line-up : Richard Kingston (Odoom) , Stephen Baidoo, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Nii Odartey Lamptey, Mallam Yahya (Nii Ayi Welbeck) , Emmanuel Duah (Edward Acquaye) , Tony Yeboah, Felix Aboagye (Daniel Addo) , Emmanuel Ampeah, Jacob Nettey, Osumanu

On this day 27 March 1942 (Exactly 48 years ago today) Joe Louis knocked out Abe Simon in round 6 to retain the Ring and lineal world heavyweight boxing title at the Madison Square Garden, NYC.

On this day 27 March 1983 (Exactly 37 years ago today) Larry Holmes beat Lucien Rodriguez by unanimous decision to retain his WBC, the Ring, and Lineal heavyweight boxing titles at the Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.