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Ghana would have been the first country outside Europe and South America to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup but for a Luis Suarez’s handling of a late strike from Dominic Adiyiah.

The incident which happened at Ghana’s second appearance at the World Cup in South Africa 2010 has been adjudged by many as the most disappointing moment for the entire continent after Asamoah Gyan missed the spot kick that stemmed from Suarez’s incident on the goal line.

Luis Suarez stops Dominic Adiyiah’s strike on the line from entering the net with his hand

Many felt that was the moment Africa should have made the last four out of the 32 teams that participate in the World Cup at its first organisation on an African soil.

12 years down the line, Ghana meets Uruguay Friday in their last group game to determine who progresses to the next stage of the competition alongside Portugal who have secured a spot already after winning their first two games.

Asamoah Gyan covers his face in his palms after missing the penalty against Uruguay

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Right after Ghana was drawn in the same group against Uruguay some few months ago, many people said that was an opportunity for the Black Stars to revenge La Celestes of Uruguay.

Meanwhile, the former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has cautioned the team not to approach the game with a revenge mentality.

He has advised they stick to the game plan as going into the clash with revengeful attitude will not help.

“People will have it at the back of their mind about this revenge thing against Uruguay. it’s a normal thing but it shouldn’t get to our head too much. We have to stick to the game plan. Thinking about revenge wouldn’t help,” he told TV3 on the sidelines of a press conference held by SuperSports Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Uruguay will be heading into their last group game without scoring a goal in their first two games.

By Felix Anim-Appau|