2010 World Cup incident: I owe Ghanaians no apology – Suarez

Luis Suarez thinks he owes Ghanaians no apology for his role in the Black Stars’ quarterfinal defeat in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The former Liverpool and Barcelona star denied the Black Stars a chance to progress to the semifinals when stopped a ball in the final seconds of extra time of the quarterfinal match at Soccer City Stadium.

Suarez was sent off and Ghana handed a penalty, but Asamoah Gyan failed to convert, and the Black Stars lost the tie on penalties.

Ghanaians and football lovers across Africa remember this day and demand an apology from Suarez.

But, the Uruguay forward says he owes no one an apology because he did not make Gyan miss the game.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Uruguay’s final group game against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Friday, the former Barcelona forward said, “The first time, I don’t apologise about that,”

“I take the handball – but the Ghana player missed a penalty, not me. Maybe I apologise if I injure a player but in this situation, I take a red card, the referee says penalty, it’s not my fault,” Suarez added.

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