Uruguay fail to progress to last 16 despite win over Ghana
Uruguay and Ghana are out of the World Cup despite Uruguay recording a 2-0 win over Ghana in a tense Group H clash at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta’s double earned all three points for Uruguay, but it was ultimately not enough to see them through to the World Cup last 16, thanks to a late Hwang Hee-chan winner for South Korea in the other Group H match which meant the Asian side leapfrogged Uruguay on goals scored……Continue Reading
De Arrascaeta netted two first half goals to see Diego Alonso’s side 2-0 up and that is how it finished, despite the best efforts of La Celeste to seek a late third which would have taken them back above South Korea.
This all came after Andre Ayew missed an early penalty for Ghana, reigniting flashbacks to Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss in this fixture at the 2010 World Cup.
As the game entered extra time, Ghana needed two goals and Uruguay needed one themselves, causing both sides to throw caution to the wind and producing one of the most frantic endings to a game at this World Cup.
There was plenty of needle in this match, both beforehand and during the game, as the 2010 World Cup quarter-final between the sides remains fresh in the minds of Ghanaian supporters after a late Luis Suarez handball denied them a win, before Gyan would go on to miss the resulting penalty.