Another penalty miss against Uruguay sees Ghana crash out of World Cup

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Ghana’s campaign in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar ended on Friday, December 2, 2022, after the Black Stars were defeated 2:0 by Uruguay.

The Ghanaians were gifted a chance to take the lead in the first half after the Uruguayan goalie fouled Mohammed Kudus in the 19yh minute.

But skipper Dede Ayew’s 20th minute penalty was saved by the South American goalkeeper.

Giorgio de Arrascaeta then scored two goals in six minutes the first a close-range header in the 26th minute and the second a sublime volley in the 32nd.

Veteran striker Louis Suatez was instrumental in the game as he provided the assists for both goals.

Despite putting in a fight in the second half to at least earn a draw to secure qualification, the match ended 2:0 in favour of the Uruguayd.

The game was a repeat of the 2010 quarter finals clash between the two teams during which Suarez handled a goal bound ball during added time.

Both teams, however, failed to qualify for the one-sixteenth round.

Asamoah Gyan stepped forward and saw his short flashing the top corner of the goalpost which was also the last kick of the game.

Uruguay went on to beat Ghana in penalty kicks after 30 minutes of extra time.

In Group H’s other game, South Korea’s 2-1 victory over group winners Portugal was enough to take them through in second place.

Uruguay and South Korea both ended with a zero goal difference, but the side from Asia netted a total of four goals in their three games, with the South American team scoring just the two they managed against Ghana.



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