World Cup Draw: Ghana Target Uruguay Revenge After Group Pairing

Ghana FA President Kurt Okaku has said that drawing Uruguay in the World Cup groups is a good opportunity to revenge their loss back in 2010.

The Blacks Stars have been pitted against Uruguay in the Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with Portugal and South Korea the other opponents.

Ghana will meet Uruguay on December 2 2022 at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

This will be a repeat of 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal in South Africa when the Black Stars were denied by a Luis Suarez handball before falling out in shootouts.

“It is very interesting for us to pitch against them again, obviously with fond memories,” Okraku said after the draw on Friday.

“We believe that it will be revenge time, we thought we had clearly won that particular game but for that save from Suarez.”

Ghana were then in control at Soccer City and saw their goal bound effort in the closing minutes handled out by striker Suarez who was shown red as Ghana were awarded a penalty.

Gyan, needing to score to make Ghana the first African nation to reach semis, skied his spot-kick over the bar.

Asamoah Gyan. Courtesy photo

Ghana were later eliminated in Penalty shootouts with John Mensah and Dominic Adiyiah denied by Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Ghana, making their fourth appearance at the World Cup, are back at the global stage having missed the 2018 edition in Russia.

How Ghana Qualified to the 2022 World Cup – CAF

Group Stage: The Black Stars sealed a ticket to the play-off round on the final day, with a win over South Africa at home as the two sides finished with 13 points each. With similar goal difference, Ghana edged out Bafana Bafana on account of scoring more goals.

Ghana won four matches, drew one and lost one, against the South Africans in Johannesburg. They scored seven goals in six matches and conceded three, skipper Andre Ayew being their top scorer with three.

Play-off: In the play-off round, Otto Addo’s boys progressed on the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 with Nigeria in the return leg in Abuja. They had drawn 0-0 at home in Kumasi but Thomas Partey’s goal at the Moshood Abiola Stadium proved vital.



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