World Cup – Ghana vs Uruguay: Black Stars aiming to Join Senegal and Morocco in Round of 16
Friday – Ghana will be looking for revenge against Uruguay following the extraordinary battle between the two teams in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
The Black Stars will take on the South Americans in Group H on Friday knowing that a victory would see them advance to the knockout round of the World Cup alongside Portugal.
Ghana are currently second in the group, two points ahead of fourth-placed Uruguay, who need to triumph to stand a chance of progressing to the last-16 stage of the tournament in Qatar.
The Black Stars currently sitting second in Group H, having picked up three points from their opening two matches at the tournament, losing their opener 3-2 to Portugal before recording a 3-2 victory over South Korea.
A victory would send Ghana into the knockout round, while a draw would be enough if South Korea do not beat Portugal, who are already through. Should South Korea triumph against Portugal, then second in the group would be decided on goal difference.
Ghana know their job, and it would be some story if they could progress to the knockout round for the first time since their run to the quarter-finals in 2010, having been eliminated in the group stage in 2014 before failing to qualify for the finals four years ago in Russia.
Meanwhile, Uruguay have failed to stamp their foot at the 2022 tournament, drawing 0-0 with South Korea in their opening match on November 24 before losing 2-0 to Portugal on Monday, which has left them bottom of Group H and facing an early exit from the competition.
The South American nation have not actually been knocked out of a World Cup in the group stage since 2002, which was the first time that it had happened since 1974, so it would be a surprise to see them fail to progress through the first stage of the finals.