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Uruguay dominate Ghana but see their dream shattered at the last moment



With Portugal as the one group already certified for this group H, South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay performed very large throughout this third and final day of the group stage. And the rascal of destiny wished the Blacks Stars to play for his or her survival on this World Cup in opposition to Celeste by Luis Suarez, twelve years after the stormy quarter-final between the 2 nations on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Second of their pool at kick-off, Ghana logically let Uruguay indulge.

Not sufficient to set off an avalanche of alternatives for Federico Valverde’s companions. Quite the opposite. After a begin to the sport marked by an enormous battle within the center, it was the Blacks Stars who created the primary purpose motion of the match on a strike from Jordan Ayew badly repelled by Rochet (fifteenth) within the toes of Kudus. Within the course of, the Uruguayan goalkeeper tried to catch up, however mowed down the Ajax participant. After lengthy minutes of verification, the video help awarded a penalty to the Ghanaians. A sentence that André Ayew (twenty first) failed to remodel. Twelve years later, one other story of a missed penalty between these two.

A decisive first interval

A failed try which was a turning level on this first interval. After a dive from Nuñez cleared in catastrophe by Salisu on his line (twenty third), Giorgian De Arrascaeta put Uruguay into orbit in six minutes. And every time, with Luis Suarez within the recreation. The primary time, the Flamengo participant victoriously took over a poorly repelled shot from Suarez (1-0, twenty sixth). Six minutes later, his volley superbly concluded an aerial give up from the gunslinger (2-0, thirty second). For his first tenure on the World Cup, De Arrascaeta was sturdy. Two photographs heading in the right direction, two objectives: the Celeste had a greater than efficient first interval.

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Getting back from the locker room, the Ghanaians may nonetheless have diminished the rating on a cross from Sulemana that Kudus simply missed (forty eighth). Ten minutes later, new penalty story. Duel within the Ghanaian floor between Amartey and Nuñez, the Liverpool striker appeared hooked, however this time, the VAR was lenient (58th). Valverde’s teammates nonetheless had different possibilities to make the rating worse (66′, 69′), however the finish of the match was primarily in favor of the Africans with a double motion signed Sulemana and Semenyo (80′) and a strike from Kudus completely repelled by Rochet (82nd). The rating will stay there. After 2010, Uruguay subsequently as soon as once more put an finish to the Ghanaian World Cup. However once they considered qualifying and dealing with Brazil within the spherical of 16 subsequent Monday at 8 p.m., Edinson Cavani’s companions noticed their goals vanish after a South Korean success acquired in added time in opposition to Portugal. Merciless.

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