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Ghana vs. Uruguay: World Cup stunner as Uruguay wins on penalty kicks

Uruguay defeated Ghana, 4-2 in penalty kicks, after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Ghana had a chance to win the game at the very end of extra time, but Asamoah Gyan's penalty kick, awarded after a very intentional hand ball by Uruguay's Luis Suarez, caromed off the crossbar.

Steve Goff has all the details on Uruguay vs. Ghana here.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 2, 2010; 6:02 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Ghana , Uruguay  
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Definitely worth watching! Exciting and tense moments towards the end.

Posted by: redskinsux | July 2, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Ghana couldn't pull it out for me. At least United did on Wednesday:)!/video/video.php?v=1429778978863&ref=mf

Posted by: I-95Exit43 | July 2, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow-what a game! Tight to the end! Really one of the most intense games yet!

Has anyone seen this? A blog predicting the World Cup games with amazing accuracy. Soul Whisperer called the Uruguay win over Ghana And Netherlands win over Brazil today, with the earlier games- exact score! She also tells you Why these teams will win (example Ghana not believing enough, this being all mental) in her pre-game analysis and predictions.
Uncanny in accuracy.
Worth a check out.
Her finals prediction are all in as of yesterday.

This was on her first post: Soul Whisperer provided insights, tips etc at BBC FiveLive Sports during the last World Cup.

Posted by: KingSolomon | July 2, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

ghana were cheated by suarez. what a shame.

Posted by: FrancoNiell | July 2, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Suarez, goat to hero.

And I predicted both winners and scores today. Wish I were in Las Vegas.

Posted by: Reignking | July 2, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Suarez's play is no different from a baskatball player intentionally fouling Shaq to make him beat you at the foul line...i and any pragmatically minded player would have made the same play if we had to...

Posted by: targetmedia | July 2, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

"Suarez, goat to hero."

To Sad sack. Pathetic lout. Loser.

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.

Posted by: delantero | July 2, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

RSL at it again.

Sooooo good and sooooo much fun to watch when they're playing their way.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 2, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

RSL at it again.

Sooooo good and sooooo much fun to watch when they're playing their way.
4-0 in the 58th.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 2, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to return to the earlier match for a minute. The decision to call that first Dutch score an autogol, rather than giving it to Snejder, could affect the outcome of the race for the Golden Boot or whatever they call it, no?

Posted by: universityandpark | July 2, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

High Fives in Salt Lake. Findley in the 85th.

And I think you have to count it as an OG. Somebody else behind him could have finished/cleared it.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 2, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Findley can score!

I'm looking forward to seeing Buddle and Donovan take apart Seattle...I hope Bradley watches the game and sees the benefit of having the two of them playing together on the field for extended periods of time.

Posted by: Southeasterner | July 3, 2010 5:54 AM | Report abuse

diving, flopping, cheating, choking, stomping . . . .

geez I hope argentina/germany is something other than this . . . .

Posted by: OWNTF | July 3, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

The Ghanian player took a dive to get the free-kick that led to the penalty. Look at the replays. It was a bad call. Justice was served by the penalty miss.

Posted by: JPHT | July 3, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Suarez didn't dive, he didn't fake an injury, and he didn't call for a stretcher to waste time. He also didn't cheat.

He took a smart penalty, no different than a cornerback intentionally committing pass interference to break up a sure game-winning touchdown catch. It was a brilliant move and totally within the rules, since he knew he'd be red-carded and a PK would be awarded and that was what happened. The opposite of Maradona's Hand of God.

There's no guarantee the goal would have been allowed; just ask Frank Lampard. And if Ghana "deserved" to win? Then Gyan should have converted the PK. I'm disappointed, however, to hear that FIFA has a disciplinary committee that's looking at a possible additional ban for Suarez above and beyond; apparently they didn't have a problem with any of the real problems with play in this World Cup.

Posted by: simpleton1 | July 3, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

I don't get your logic. How can you argue that an intentional handball is not cheating and, at the same time, argue that diving and wasting time are cheating?

They are all bookable offenses. Either none is cheating or all are.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 3, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

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