Ghana Lose On Penalties WC 2010 Dream Dash
July 2, 2010 Leave a comment
What a dramatic game! Who could imagine Ghana taking Uruguay all the way to penalty kicks! The score 1-1. Suddenly it look possible that maybe, just maybe, Ghana could win this match.
Gyan’s penalty kick (because of Paraguay Suarez hand ball) in extra time, seconds away from a penalty shootout had a brilliant opportunity to place Ghana in the semifinals and create history for themselves and the African continent by being the first African country to advance to the last four. But atlas, it was not to be. A penalty shootout later saw Ghana lost on penalties 4-2 against Uruguay which was expected. Sending them crashing out of the quarterfinals and dashing the hopes of millions of footballs fans on the African continent.
Uruguay booked a World Cup semi-final with Holland on Friday after beating Ghana 4-2 on penalties, 120 minutes having produced a 1-1 stalemate at Soccer City, Johannesburg.
Ghana scored first through midfielder Sulley Muntari in first-half stoppage time, before Diego Forlan equalised with a long-range free-kick in the 55th minute.
In a dramatic finale, Asamoah Gyan missed a last-minute spot-kick awarded after Luis Suarez handballed on the line – which saw the striker sent off – though Gyan converted in the shootout.
Uruguay, champions in 1930 and 1950, will play the Netherlands in the semi-finals in Cape Town on Tuesday.