2022 World Cup: Ghana aiming to serve Uruguay a bitter pill after heartbreak in South Africa

Published on: 20 October 2022

Ghana are seeking revenge when they face Uruguay in Group H of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The sides faced off in the quarter final back in 2010 during the World Cup in South Africa, and a rivalry was born.

They will now face each other for the first time in 12 years as the sides look to battle it out to reach the knock-out stages.

However, it will not be easy to qualify from Group H as Portugal and South Korea make up the group.

  • What happened last time Uruguay played Ghana?

To find the last time these two met, you have to go back over a decade ago when a certain Luis Suarez made headlines.

No, the controversial figure did not bite anyone despite having done so three times in his career, but he did have his say on the match.

With Sulley Muntari putting Ghana ahead, Uruguay equalised through Diego Forlan before the match was sent to extra time.

With penalties looming as the score remained level, Ghana were putting on the pressure and came close to scoring in the final minute of the match.

However, Suarez was on the line to clear a shot away completely legally before the rebound came in. This time, the forward opted to punch the ball off the line to prevent a late goal.

Suarez was dismissed for this and Ghana were awarded a penalty and up stepped Asamoah Gyan with his country's semi-final dream in his hands.

The striker blasted the ball over the bar, with Suarez on the touchline watching on before bursting into celebration as the match was to be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Uruguay came out victorious, winning 4-2 on penalties and securing a place in the semi-final after Suarez's dark arts.

The African side will no doubt be seeking revenge in Group H as they look to make up for the 2010 heartbreak caused by Suarez, who will face off against them once more, and potentially for the last time in the 35-year-old's career - with Gyan considering a stunning return for the showdown.