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Qatar 2022: Ghana FA boss encourages Black Stars to take revenge on Uruguay.


President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt Okraku has encouraged the Black Stars to take revenge on Uruguay when the two countries lock horns at the 2022 FIFA World in Qatar.

Ghana will face a repeat of the 2010 World Cup quarter-final after being drawn with Uruguay in Group H.

In the 2010 World Cup quarter final, Suarez denied Ghana with the chance to become the first ever African team to qualify for the semi-finals of any World Cup.

The tournament that summer was being held in South Africa, the first one on the continent, and Milovan Rajevac’s were the only side from the continent to make the knockouts.

They beat South Korea in the last 16, to set up a game against Uruguay and had a chance at making history, with most of the world cheering them on.

The game was 1-1 at the end of extra time, Diego Forlan’s free-kick cancelling out Sulley Muntari’s strike, with the crazy Jabulani ball swerving all over the place for both goals.

There was a goalmouth scramble as Ghana searched for a late winner and Suarez actually made a brilliant clearance with his knee, before Adiyah returned the ball, when the then Ajax striker pulled off one of the most dastardly moments in football history.

With no other option to stop the goal, Suarez made a save any top keeper would have been proud of, as he scooped the ball away from goal with his hands.

He received his marching orders for the moment and Ghana had the chance to win the game from the spot, only for Asamoah Gyan to hit the crossbar.

The South Americans went on to win the shoot-out, with Gyan at least making up for his miss moments earlier by scoring his attempt, and Suarez had his moment.

On Friday, Ghana were handed their chance to get retribution 12 years later, as FIFA and the delegates met for the draw for this winter’s World Cup.

Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku told BBC Sport Africa: “It is clear it will be revenge time”.

Ghana is expected to begin their World Cup campaign on November 24 against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

The Black Stars will follow up with games against South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2 respectively.

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