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Ghana, Uruguay Crash Out Of 2022 World Cup

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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Uruguay claimed a 2-0 victory against Ghana in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Group H encounter, but Giorgian De Arrascaeta’s double wasn’t enough to keep his side in the competition as both teams crashed out after South Korea beat Portugal 2-1.

Ghana started with the in-form Mohammed Kudus in attack, supported by Inaki Williams and Jordan Ayew on the flanks. Uruguay featured a front-two of Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez as they looked to once again progress ahead of the Africans.

Captain Andre Ayew saw his penalty saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet in the first half. It was another crucial penalty miss for Ghana against Uruguay following the Suarez incident at the 2014 World Cup in South Africa.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew (10) misses penalty against Uruguay.

Uruguay were determined to give themselves a fighting chance in the match and moments later, they were rewarded.

The South Americans scored two quick goals in the first half through midfielder De Arrascaeta, giving Uruguay a glimmer of hope to progress.

Urugual midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta (10) celebrates goal against Ghana.

In the second half, Ghana couldn’t find a way past the resilient defence of Uruguay as they looked to find their way back into the game.

With just minutes to play, Uruguay remained second behind Portugal with just minutes to play. However, a late South Korea winner from Hee-Chan Hwang against Portugal saw them topple Uruguay on goals scored, netting four (4) to Uruguay’s two (2).

It meant Uruguay needed just one goal to fire them into the last-16 on goal difference as eight minutes of added time was shown. However, the match finished 2-0 as both Uruguay and Ghana were knocked out of the competition.

Ghana only needed a draw to progress but couldn’t find a way past Uruguay.

Despite De Arrascaeta’s double seeing Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0, they were knocked out of the World Cup on goals scored after South Korea’s win against Portugal.

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