Ghana’s World Cup dreams again came to an end at the hands of Uruguay in a pulsating final game of Group H.
Two first half goals from Georgian De Arrascaeta were enough to crush the Black Stars dreams of reaching the knockout stages for a third time in their history.
Both sides fall out of the competition due to South Korea beating Portugal thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal in injury time.
Uruguay started the game on top but conceded an 18th minute penalty which was missed by Captain Andre Ayew.
The former Swansea man never looked confident of converting as he gingerly approached the ball and tamely struck to Sergio Rochet’s left.
Five minutes later they were punished when nemesis Luis Suarez’s shot was parried into the path of Arrascaeta to knock in from point blank range.
One quickly became two as Arrascaeta linked up with Suarez again to magnificently volley in from close range, deflating their opponents.
Flamengo’s attacking midfielder may have been lucky to escape a red as he appeared to stamp on Alidu Seidu despite the ball not being there.
Ghana improved in the second half but never really looked like scoring as they were limited to long range efforts from Mohammed Kudus.Embed from Getty Images
Antoine Semenyo had the Black Star best chance of the second as he fired wide from a very promising position when he should’ve scored.
Despite their exit, the tournament’s lowest rank side will have some optimism for the future due to performances of prospects such as Kudus and Kamaldeen Sulemana.
The Ajax man showed his brilliance throughout the group stages whilst Rennes’s Sulemana displayed a few glimpses in today’s game.
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