Both teams have hopes to qualify for the next round in this Ghana vs Uruguay match. The only difference is that the Black Stars have their fate in their hands, while for the Celeste a goal might not even be enough.
Ghana gets to the Round of 16 with a win and this way they can even steal the top spot from Portugal, as long as South Korea wins the other game that starts simultaneously. A draw will also do the trick if South Korea doesn’t beat Portugal by 2 goals.
For Uruguay there is only one path that leads to the Round of 16. A win over Ghana and Portugal not losing to South Korea.
This will be a heated match. Ghana remembers clearly what happened the last time those two teams met. It was a Ghana vs Uruguay match for the World Cup 2010 quarter-finals, deep in extra time. With the score at 1-1, Suarez blocked the ball goalkeeper-style. He was sent off and a penalty was awarded, but Asamoah Gyan missed from 12 yards. Uruguay qualified on penalties.
Ghana vs Uruguay
Date: 1 December 2022
Time: 15:00 (GMT)
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah)
Ghana continues this trend of this World Cup, with African teams being impressive, to say the least. The Black Stars could have asked for more and were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Portugal to start things off, but a win, by the same score, against South Korea, gives Otto Addo’s team the edge here.
Today’s Ghana vs Uruguay is more than just a game to get to the next round. It is a story of revenge. Luis Suarez is the most hated footballer in Ghana and it is a matter of pride to send him and his mates packing home.
Mohammed Kudus, a Barcelona and Liverpool transfer target, is the player who has turned the most heads from this Ghana team and will once again start, forming an offensive line with the Ayew brothers and Inaki Williams. Thomas Partey missed part of the training in Wednesday, but is ready to go today.
Uruguay had two attempts stop on the woodwork in the opening game against South Korea. The scoreless tie was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Portugal. And now things are hard for the Uruguayans.
The old guard of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez has failed to impress and Darwin Nunez will probably be joined by Maxi Gomez in the attack. As for Ronald Araujo, he still has not fully trained, so the Barcelona central defender will most probably watch yet another World Cup match from the Al Janoub stadium stands.
Luis Suarez knows very well how Ghana feels about him. How does he respond? “It’s not my fault they missed that penalty.” This answer will not make him any friends in West Africa, will it? Imagine what will happen if he is substituted in the game at some point.
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Ghana (4-2-3-1): Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Kudus, A Ayew, J Ayew; Williams
Uruguay (3-5-2): Rochet; Gimenez, Godin, Coates; Varela, Valverde, Bentancur, Vecino, Olivera; Nunez, Gomez
An impressive Ghana is an outsider against an underwhelming Uruguay team. At these odds the double chance is easily playable.
Ghana vs Uruguay Pick: Ghana to Win or Draw @2.10
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