Footage of How Brazil Destroyed Ghana 8-2 in a Friendly Before the 1992 Olympics Spotted

Footage of How Brazil Destroyed Ghana 8-2 in a Friendly Before the 1992 Olympics Spotted

  • Ghana and Brazil have rich football history dating back to the eighties when the two team clashed at youth tournaments
  • The West African country has enjoyed both success and failures playing Brazil, including an 8-2 defeat at U23 level
  • The Black Stars of Ghana will face Brazil in an international friendly on Friday in Le Havre ahead of the World Cup

The Black Stars are preparing to face Brazil in an international friendly in Le Havre, France on Friday as both teams test their strength ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana and Brazil have had a long standing history in football, with both sides enjoying a fair bit of victories as well as enduring some failures.

A video of Ghana's worst performance against Brazil has popped up on the internet nearly three decades after the encounter.

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Ghana's biggest defeat against Brazil was in a friendly before the 1992 Olympic Games. Credit: Getty Images @ghanasoccernet
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The Black Meteors, Ghana's U23 team, suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Brazil during preparations for the 1992 Olympic Games.

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In a game that featured some of Ghana's greats, Sammy Osei Kuffuor, Anthony Yeboah and Richard Kingston, it was the Brazilians that had the last laugh.

Brazilian legends, Savior, Alexander Lopez and Rivaldo were all on target for the Brazilians.

Ghana coach Otto Addo explains Joseph Painstil's absence ahead of Brazil friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Otto Addo has revealed that Joseph Painstil's failure to travel with the Black Stars to Japan for the Kirin Cup tournament played a role in his decision in naming the team for the Brazil and Nicaragua friendlies.

Painstil has been in red-hot form for Belgium topflight side KRC Genk, scoring a goal in every two games this season.

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And his omission from Otto Addo's squad for the friendlies this week caused a stir in Ghana, but the Black Stars trainer feels there are players better than Painstil in his team.

Otto Addo keeps door open for new players ahead of World Cup

Ghana coach Otto Addo has reiterated that there could be changes to his team before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.

The Black Stars trainer has named a 29-man squad for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua this week.

And ahead of the match against the Samba Boys, Otto Addo revealed that some of the uninvited players might make a return to his team ahead of the Mundial.

Source: Sports Brief News