ON THIS DAY
Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing after 59 pro fights, nine months after regaining the world heavyweight title for the second time against Leon Spinks. He was tempted back into the ring a year later, though, losing to former sparring partner Larry Holmes for the title.
Ronaldo broke Gerd Muller’s World Cup finals record of 14 goals as Brazil beat Ghana 3-0.
South Africa beat the British and Irish Lions 28-25 in the second Test in Pretoria, to win the series.
England were knocked out of the World Cup, losing their last-16 tie 4-1 to Germany in Bloemfontein. Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal proved the catalyst for the introduction of goalline technology into football.
Spain beat Portugal on penalties in Donetsk to reach Euro 2012 final.