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Revenge for Ghana as they face Uruguay in World Cup

BY: Peter Sarbah
Revenge for Ghana as they face Uruguay in World Cup
Revenge for Ghana as they face Uruguay in World Cup

Ghana has been drawn in Group H to play against two familiar foes, Portugal and Uruguay as well as South Korea in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Portugal and Uruguay played the Black Stars in the same competition in 2010 and 2014 respectively with Ghana falling to both teams.

It will therefore be revenge for the Black Stars who were denied the opportunity to become the first African team to make it to the semifinal of the tournament during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Luis Suarez punched out a Dominic Adiyiah’s goal-bound header.

The resultant penalty was missed by Asamoah Gyan which subsequently broke many Ghanaians' hearts.

In 2014 the Black Stars and Portugal were both eliminated in Brazil despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in their 2-1 win over the Black Stars.

Their game will also afford the Black Stars an opportunity to avenge that defeat

Ghana is expected to open their World Cup campaign on November 24 against Portugal then play South Korea on November 28 before playing their last game against Uruguay on December 2.

Coincidentally the last game, the Black Stars played in the 2014 World Cup was against Portugal but this time around they will be playing their first game against the same side, while the last game they played in the 2010 World Cup was against Uruguay.

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, UAE/Australia/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea


PHOTO: The 2010 World Cup World Cup quarter-final match in South Africa when Luis Suarez punched out a Dominic Adiyiah’s goal-bound header.