Asamoah Gyan, 2010. André Ayew, 2022. Penalties, skipped towards Uruguay by Ghana. The former, in the knockout rounds — the well known Luis Suárez handball. The latter, today in the ultimate match of the team phase. Ghana, consigned to heartbreaking defeat the two instances.
Ghana, with Baba Rahman receiving yet another get started at left back, entered the match 2nd put in Group H, figuring out that even a draw may possibly be plenty of to advance. And when they gained an early penalty, it appeared like they would be properly on their way. But the captain’s weak shot was saved relatively quickly, and from then on it only acquired even worse for The Black Stars. Uruguay hadn’t scored a solitary objective in their preceding two games, but Flamengo’s Giorgian de Arrascaeta introduced himself to a international audience at the age of 28 with a quickfire brace around the half-hour mark and Ghana were not able to mount yet another comeback like they had in their prior two game titles. (Luis Suárez played a vital purpose in both of those objectives, continuing to individually haunt Ghana as properly.)
Uruguay’s acquire however was not pretty enough to progress, as South Korea came back again to gain it late towards Portugal, who experienced currently been confident of qualification. With the South Korea head mentor in the stands next his purple card at the end of the former match, a heavily rotated Portugal side took the guide early, but the Koreans fought again, equalizing from a corner halfway by way of the first-fifty percent and then obtaining the profitable goal in additional-on time at the incredibly conclusion.
The acquire put Korea amount on details with Uruguay and with the very same intention distinction. Qualification was as a result decided on objectives scored, with Korea owning the obvious edge 4 as opposed to 2. They will face the winners of Team G, most possible Brazil, whilst Portugal will acquire on the runners-up (currently Switzerland, but their last online games are nevertheless to be played).