A grudge match
Ghana’s history with Uruguay goes all the way back to 2010 when the Black Stars lost the quarter-final tie of the World Cup with some late drama involving Luis Suarez.
Although now 35 years old and well beyond his best, Suarez would still be the main character in this drama between Ghana and Uruguay.
Andre Ayew, Ghana’s only remaining player from 2010 had a chance to put his team in front in the 21st minute through a penalty but he was denied by Uruguay goalkeeper, Sergio Rochet.
Five minutes later, Uruguay made him pay as Luis Suarez’s effort was saved but Giorgian de Arrascaeta turned home the rebound from close range.
Suarez would be involved again with a superb assist in the 32nd minute for Giorgian de Arrascaeta’s second goal.
Ghana improved in the second half but failed to find a goal as did Uruguay who also lacked cutting edge which proved fatal for them.
The result knocked both teams out of the tournament, more painfully for Uruguay who were eliminated on goals scored due to South Korea’s win against Portugal.