(VIDEO) Watch: Ghana vs Uruguay Goals and Extended Highlights :Both sides crash out of World Cup, despite victory for South Americans
The Black Stars were stopped from exacting any type of revenge for their World Cup quarterfinal loss in 2010 thanks to Uruguay’s 2-0 victory against Ghana in their Group H championship match.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group-stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana in the table, meaning they’ll progress to the Round of 16, and send both of these sides home.
Memories of Luis Suarez’s intentional handball that ended extra time in their 2010 knockout game dominated the lead-up to the game. Even though Andre Ayew was the only member of that team still playing 12 years later, Asamoah Gyan’s error on that particular day proved disastrous for Ghana.
He wasted a fantastic opportunity to give the Black Stars the lead after just 20 minutes by sending a feeble penalty attempt straight into Sergio Rochet’s gloves.
However, this heart-pounding triumph for La Celeste came at a high cost.
Uruguay punished Ghana’s inability to finish almost straight away, afterSuarez’s low shot was parried into the path of Georgian De Arrascaeta, who nodded in from close range to mark his first World Cup start with Uruguay’s first goal of the tournament
De Arrascaeta once again finished with venom to double La Celeste’s lead.
With the dangerous Mohammed Kudus leading the charge, Ghana pushed hard in the second half to get back into the game. Osman Bukari, a substitute, too had numerous opportunities to direct the ball in, but the excellent Rochet and his well-drilled Uruguayan backline kept them at a distance.
However, Hwang Hee-chan 91st-minute winner to sent Korea above both Ghana and Uruguay, sending La Celeste out on the tie-breaker of goals scored.
Watch: Ghana vs Uruguay Goals and Extended Highlights
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