God of football fails to avenge for Ghana as Uruguay sends Black Stars packing

God of football fails to avenge for Ghana as Uruguay sends Black Stars packing

The Black Stars’ much-needed win to advance to the Round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar couldn’t materialize following a humiliating defeat to Uruguay.

The game commenced with many Ghanaians seeking revenge over a 2010 handful incident.

During the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Black Stars had a chance to progress to the semifinals in the final seconds of extra time of the quarterfinal match at Soccer City Stadium but Luis Suarez stopped the ball with his hands on the goal line.

The former Barcelona star 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 expected revenge on the Uruguayans from the Black Stars of Ghana.

But that revenge was short-dashed just in the first half of the game as the Black stars failed to impress and God seem uninterested in football politics.

Twenty minutes into the game Ghana won a penalty but the captain of the Black Stars, Andre Dede Ayew was unable to convert it, making Ghana the only country in World Cup history to miss two penalties against the same opponent in regular time since data started being collected at the 1966 World Cup.

Goals from De Arrascaeta on the 26th and 32nd were enough to see the Uruguayans carry the day.

However, those were not enough to see them progress to the next stage of the tournament. Both Ghana and the South American nation exit the World Cup happening in Qatar.

In Group H, South Korea and Portugal book places in the Round of 16. The Cristiano Ronaldo side led the group with six points and the S. Koreans second with four points.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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