Luis Suárez returns to see the faces in opposition to Ghana after the remembered hand in South Africa 2010
The clock had already handed 120 minutes of play. Ghana and Uruguay drew 1-1 within the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. These led at the moment by Óscar Washington Tabárez, with Argentina overwhelmed 4-0 by Germany and Brazil eradicated by the Netherlands, had been preventing to be the one South American in get into the semis of the competition. For his or her half, the context of their rival was no much less: within the first World Cup performed in Africa, they wished to be the primary group from that continent to register among the many greatest 4. However Luis Suárez appeared there, to embitter that dream. After a collection of rebounds and a very misplaced Muslera, the Ajax gunner took a header from the road and along with his hand that ought to have led to a purpose.
Penalty and pink for El Pistolero. However the Africans didn’t depend on Asamoah Gyan, a star of that group, to deflect the shot from him. Los Celestes compelled the definition to penalties and Uruguay closed every part with an unforgettable choose from Loco Abreu. “It was the World Cup save,” declared Luisito as soon as the match was over. For his half, Gyan, protagonist of the match, stated that “if it had been Suárez, I’d have achieved the identical for my nation. He saved the nation from him, he’s a hero, I’ve to place myself in his sneakers”.
Probability made Uruguay and Ghana share group H in Qatar 2022 and that each groups will meet on the finish of the zone. These led now by Diego Alonso accumulate only one level: they harvested a poor goalless draw in opposition to South Korea and a defeat in opposition to Portugal.
For his or her half, the Ghanaian forged fell to CR7 and firm, however beat the South Korean group, in order that they have three items and have the primary choice to maintain that solely place out there within the space. The soccer laps meant that exactly they might be those to present the thanks shot to a confused Celeste, submerged in controversial statements by her gamers in opposition to the coach.
Suárez’s hand has undoubtedly been a relentless theme within the run-up to this key duel. In truth, El Pistolero referred to this controversy: “I should not apologize for that. The participant from Ghana (Asamoah Gyan) was the one who missed the penalty after my handball. If he had made a deal with, with pink, or had injured a participant, maybe he would have apologized, however not for the hand. It wasn’t my fault. It was not my duty to take the penalty.”
For his half, André Ayew, captain of the Ghana nationwide group and the one survivor of that era, tries to not give that matter a lot significance: “Again then everybody felt dangerous, however all I take into consideration is qualifying for the second spherical”.
The 32-year-old Ghanaian participant doesn’t look to the previous to arrange for this match: “Revenge or not, we are going to exit with the identical dedication and want to win as a result of we need to qualify (…) I do not look again, I do not need to deal with the previous”.