A neglected penalty by way of Ghana, a feature Luis Suarez starring in a key function for Uruguay, heartbreak for the Black Stars—the place have we noticed that sooner than? Twelve years after a planned handball by way of Suarez appropriate in entrance of the vacant Uruguay target and an resulting A fluffed penalty denied Ghana their first-ever World Cup semi-final access in South Africa, the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah witnessed a identical night time of drama.
Except this time, Uruguay too can be packing their luggage in spite of beating Ghana 2-0 of their last Group H sport of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
With a two-goal lead within the thirty second minute after objectives from Giorgian de Arrascaeta assisted by way of Suarez, Uruguay had one foot within the Round of 16 whilst the opposite sport between Portugal and South Korea used to be locked at 1-1. However, an injury-time winner by way of South Korea were given them forward of Uruguay in 2nd place on target distinction after each groups ended on 4 issues.
An evening that gave Uruguay their first target, their first win and Suarez, 35 in most probably his global farce, the primary get started of this World Cup briefly went from memorable to a tearful nightmare.
The combat that introduced the 2 groups in combination after the arguable 2010 World Cup quarter-final expectedly started with a couple of fouls. It used to be totally spiced up when Ghana have been awarded a penalty within the 18th minute after a VAR test on Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet’s problem on Mohammed Kudus within the field. Plenty of phrases, animated gestures and one yellow card later, Andre Ayew’s vulnerable penalty to the suitable used to be stored by way of Rochet.
That little spark looked as if it would have lit the fireplace for Uruguay, who were given their first target of this World Cup 8 mins later. De Arrascaeta headed a ball in that rebounded off a save by way of Lawrence Ati-Zigi. It used to be Suarez with that strike after having gained a pass from the suitable that no Ghana defender intercepted.
The Suarez-de Arrascaeta combo used to be at it once more, doubling Uruguay’s lead within the thirty second minute. A wise one-touch lob from Suarez to his left used to be met completely by way of an unmarked de Arrascaeta’s right-foot volley on the some distance put up in a positive end to a high quality staff effort.
Ghana had a greater begin to the second one part, and have shyed away from a penalty after a VAR test. But with 4 photographs on course by way of a in large part wasteful Black Stars, the Uruguay protection did not have so much to fret about except a positive save by way of Rochet within the 81st minute. Suarez, having picked up a yellow for doing Suarez issues (nope, now not biting), used to be taken off within the 66th minute. By then, each the 35-year-old and his staff concept that they had most definitely achieved sufficient to transparent their passage to the following spherical.
South Korea’s winner shook them up, and in spite of a past due push for the 3rd target with exchange Edinson Cavani particularly asking a variety of questions, Uruguay and Suarez’s night time resulted in tears.