Uruguay were held to a goalless draw by South Korea in their opener before being beaten 2-0 by Portugal in their next match.
Ghana have a chance at enacting revenge on Uruguay when the two countries face each other in their final group game of the FIFA World Cup 2022. It is one of the contests to look forward to in Group H with both teams having a chance of going through to the knockout stage of the competition. Since Ghana are sitting in the driver’s seat, they can progress with a draw but Uruguay would need nothing but three points in this fixture. Besides, this is an opportunity for the African side to get one over the South American nation following their heart-breaking elimination in the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup.
|Ghana vs Uruguay||Key details|
|Venue||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||8:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Ghana||3 pm|
|Kickoff time in Uruguay||12 pm|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||6 pm|
In Group H, Ghana have done well so far to be sitting second in the standings. They have been involved in two five-goal thrillers till now. In the first one, they narrowly lost against Portugal (3-2) before coming on the right side of the same scoreline against South Korea. On the other hand, Uruguay were held to a goalless draw by South Korea in their opener before being beaten 2-0 by Portugal in their next match. As things stand, Portugal top Group H with six points from two games. Ghana are second with three points, while South Korea and Uruguay are third and fourth respectively with one point each.
These two countries have not played each other many times, however, they were involved in one of the all-time classics in the 2010 World Cup. With the score level 1-1, former Liverpool and Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, purposely handled Dominic Adiyah’s attempt on the goal line late into extra time, denying Ghana a famous winner in the World Cup quarterfinal. Suarez was shown a straight red card for conceding a penalty.
However, Asamoah Gyan missed his spot kick as the match went into an agonising penalty shootout. Uruguay prevailed in penalties, as Ghana were denied the chance of becoming the first African side to reach the last four of the World Cup. On Friday, Ghana have an opportunity to send Uruguay packing home from Qatar early, as both sets of supporters prepare for an intriguing battle.
|Total Ghana goals||3|
|Total Uruguay goals||5|
|Biggest Ghana win||–|
|Biggest Uruguay win||5-3 – penalties (2010)|
|Uruguay beat Ghana||5-3 (penalties)|