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A missed penalty by Ghana, a attribute Luis Suarez starring in a key position for Uruguay, heartbreak for the Black Stars—the place have we seen that earlier than?Twelve years after a deliberate handball by Suarez proper in entrance of the vacant Uruguay aim and an ensuing fluffed penalty denied Ghana their first-ever World Cup semi-final entry in South Africa, the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah witnessed an identical night of drama.

Besides this time, Uruguay too could be packing their luggage regardless of beating Ghana 2-0 of their ultimate Group H sport of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

With a two-goal lead within the thirty second minute after objectives from Giorgian de Arrascaeta assisted by Suarez, Uruguay had one foot within the Spherical of 16 whereas the opposite sport between Portugal and South Korea was locked at 1-1. Nonetheless, an injury-time winner by South Korea received them forward of Uruguay within the second place on aim distinction after each groups ended on 4 factors.

An evening that gave Uruguay their first aim, their first win and Suarez, 35 in doubtless his worldwide swangsong, the primary begin of this World Cup shortly went from memorable to a tearful nightmare.

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The battle that introduced the 2 groups collectively after the controversial 2010 World Cup quarter-final expectedly started with a number of fouls. It was absolutely spiced up when Ghana had been awarded a penalty within the 18th minute after a VAR examine on Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet’s problem on Mohammed Kudus contained in the field. Loads of phrases, animated gestures and one yellow card later, Andre Ayew’s weak penalty to the precise was saved by Rochet.

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That little spark appeared to have lit the fireplace for Uruguay, who received their first aim of this World Cup eight minutes later. De Arrascaeta headed a ball in that rebounded off a save by Lawrence Ati-Zigi. It was Suarez with that strike after having acquired a cross from the precise that no Ghana defender intercepted.

The Suarez-de Arrascaeta combo was at it once more, doubling Uruguay’s lead within the thirty second minute. A wise one-touch lob from Suarez to his left was met completely by an unmarked de Arrascaeta’s right-foot volley on the far put up in a fantastic end to a top quality staff effort.

Ghana had a greater begin to the second half, and prevented a penalty after a VAR examine. However with 4 pictures heading in the right direction by a largely wasteful Black Stars, the Uruguay defence didn’t have loads to fret about aside from a fantastic save by Rochet within the 81st minute. Suarez, having picked up a yellow for doing Suarez issues (nope, not biting), was taken off within the 66th minute. By then, each the 35-year-old and his staff thought they’d in all probability finished sufficient to clear their passage to the subsequent spherical.

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South Korea’s winner shook them up, and regardless of a late push for the third aim with substitute Edinson Cavani particularly asking loads of questions, Uruguay and Suarez’s night time resulted in tears.

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