Uruguay out of World Cup despite victory over Ghana | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Uruguay were eliminated in the group stage despite beating Ghana 2-0 thanks to a Giorgian de Arrascaeta goal.

Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored twice as Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 on Friday, but that was not enough to keep them in the World Cup after South Korea beat Portugal in the other game of the group.

Luis Suarez made the infamous swipe in extra time at the 2010 World Cup to prevent Ghana from scoring in the last minute. Ghana missed the penalty and the ensuing penalty shootout.

This time, Andre Ayew missed a penalty in the 21st minute but was easily saved by Uruguyan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet. The penalty was awarded after Mohammed Kudus, Ghana’s best player in the match, was tripped by Rochet.

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Ghana’s Andre Ayew is saved from a penalty by Sergio Rochet [Photo by [Clive Mason/Getty Images]

Luis Suarez, who was booed by the Uruguayan fans during the warm-up, provided two assists shortly after. Giorgian De Arrascaeta headed home from Luis Suarez’s shot in the 26th minute and doubled the lead with a stunning volley after Suarez delicately dribbled past the Ghanaian defense six minutes later.

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Giorgian de Arrascaeta scores the second for Uruguay [Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images]

Uruguay were later denied a penalty by VAR after Darwin Nunez fouled Daniel Amartey in the box. La Celeste continued to dominate the game when Pellistri missed a good opportunity in the 65th minute.

In the 79th minute, Antoine Semenyo narrowly caught the ball loose, who went 10 yards wide when Ghana began to threaten.

In the final stages, news of South Korea’s lead reached Uruguay’s bench and Luis Suarez, who was sent off, was seen in tears.

Uruguay knew they needed goals to turn a goal deficit, and Edinson Cavani had a powerful penalty that waved away after he collided with Alidu Seidu.

Uruguay fans after the match [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters]

When the final whistle blew, both teams looked deflated as they realized that South Korea had beaten Portugal 2-1 to advance to the knockout stages against Uruguay on goal difference.

Uruguay players surround German referee Daniel Sibert, protesting about an appeal for the penalty they denied.

Portugal top the group with 7 points, followed by South Korea and Uruguay with 4 points and Ghana with 3 points.


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