Veteran striker Romario made his last international football appearance for Brazil a memorable one. He scored a goal in the 16th minute and played 39 minutes in Brazil's 3-0 victory over Guatelama in a friendly match Wednesday night in Sao Paulo.
The 39-year-old Romario ends his career as one of Brazil's greatest soccer idols. He scored 71 goals in 84 matches wearing Brazil's famed yellow jersey. That is second all-time for his nation behind Pele. Romario said he's been proud to play for Brazil and that he's always played with a lot of heart to make the Brazilian people happy.
This was the striker's first match with his national team since 2001 when he played in a 2002 World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.
Romario's final goal was scored on a header about eight meters from the goal. When he left the game for a substitute late in the first half the match was stopped for almost five minutes. The nearly 35,000 fans at Pacaembu stadium chanted his name as he walked off the field.
Some information for this report provided by AP.