After a thrilling 3-2 win over South Korea, the Black Stars of Ghana wrestle with Uruguay for their own destiny qualification to the next round of the tournament. A point for the Black Stars will be enough to seal their progression to the round of 16 unless South Korea beat Portugal by at least two goals, whilst a big Ghana win coupled with a favorable result in the group’s other clash could even see the Black Stars top their Group for the first time ever.
This game comes with a little added subplot as the last time these two sides met was in the quarter-final of the 2010 Edition in South Africa when Uruguay eliminated Ghana controversially. A handball on the line by Luis Suarez at the end of the extra-time gifted Ghana the chance to claim a semi-final spot, but having failed to convert the penalty and then subsequently being eliminated on penalties, the whole country felt cheated and Otto Addo’s men can now perhaps claim some redemption.
Twenty-two-year-old Kudus Mohammed became the second youngest African player to score at the World Cup after netting twice against South Korea on Monday. For the opposition, Edinson Cavani remains the last man to score for Uruguay at a World Cup with his two strikes sending his nation into the quarter-finals back in 2018.
Uruguay is yet to finish a World Cup campaign without scoring a single goal. This world cup has featured the second set of siblings to play for different countries the world cup- Inaki Williams of Ghana, and Nico Williams of Spain.
Who qualifies to the next round, Ghana or Uruguay?