Uruguay won their match against Ghana, but both teams were eliminated from the World Cup after South Korea secured a last-gasp victory over Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Uruguay needed only two goals in the first-half of their game against South Korea to start off well, but they scored one less than Korea.
The penalty shootout then ensued and the result of a draw led to Ghana’s World Cup journey come to an end. It was extra painful for Ghana, as Andre Ayew missed his spot-kick, which would have been their first ever World Cup goal, and Sergio Rochet managed to stop him in the fifth round.
The Africans were unable to avenge Uruguay knocking them out of the 2010 World Cup in the quarterfinals. They were knocked out by Uruguay’s penalty uprising during the shootout.
The Ghanaian team began the game aggressively and Uruguay were given an early chance to score when GianLuca Sirena brought Mohammed Kudus down inside the box following a VAR review. The referee was quick to give a penalty for the Ghanaian team.
Andre Ayew took a penalty kick three minutes into the game. The penalty was weak, and Rochet easily saved it.
The situation that unfolded with Asamoah Gyan and Ghana reminded me of the time he missed a penalty kick against Uruguay in the World Cup 2010 quarterfinals game.
Uruguay almost took the lead in the 65th minute but Mohammed Salisu hooked off the line a lofted effort from Darwin Nunez.
Uruguay opened the scoring when De Arrascaeta slammed home into an empty net following a Lawrence Ati Zigi save of Suarez’ shot.
Many South Koreans were celebrating in the streets after hearing how their national team qualified for the next round of the World Cup. But Uruguay wanted to make it a score, so they threw everything they could at the Korean side. It was to no avail though, and Uruguay’s World Cup dream came to an end.