Friday, February 3, 2023

World Cup 2022 highlights: Uruguay eliminated despite 2-0 win over Ghana


The group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup comes to a close Friday after a week and a half of incredible action. Kicking things off in Group H, Uruguay (1-1-1) defeated Ghana (1-0-2) 2-0 at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar but failed to advance to the Knockout Round.

Meanwhile, South Korea (1-1-1) took down Portugal (2-0-1) in the other Group H match, though, both teams advanced.

Here are the top plays!

Ghana vs. Uruguay Highlights

Uruguay 2, Ghana 0

17′: Penalty on Uruguay goalkeeper

Initially, it appeared that Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet made a pivotal save and then hindered a shot off the deflection. A VAR check ruled that Rochet made contact with midfielder Mohammed Kudus, though, giving Ghana a penalty kick.

21′: Missed opportunity

Andre Morgan Rami Ayew failed to connect on the penalty kick for Ghana, as Rochet denied the forward’s shot attempt.

26′: GOAL!

After a potential disaster on the other end, Uruguay struck first, as midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta knocked in a header, giving Uruguay a 1-0 lead.

Uruguay’s Giorgian de Arrascaeta scores goal vs. Ghana in 26′

32′: He does it again!

Sheer minutes after getting Uruguay on the board, de Arrascaeta got his second score of the game. The midfielder powered in a goal to give Uruguay a 2-0 lead, which was the score at halftime.

Uruguay’s Giorgian De Arrascaeta scores goal vs. Ghana in 31′

60′: Yellow card for Luis Suarez

The Uruguay forward was given a yellow card and had some choice words for the referee thereafter. 

79′: Trying to get back in it

It was a struggle for Ghana to get off clean shots. They had a reasonable chance to cut the two-goal deficit in half when forward Antoine Semenyo got ahold of the ball near the net, but his shot was wide to the right.

81′: Another almost

Ghana had another scoring opportunity a mere minute later, but Kudus’ shot attempt was tipped by Rochet.

93′: Should this have been a penalty?

Trying to get one more goal on the board, Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani and Ghana defender Alidu Seidu both went down while going for the ball. Uruguay called for a penalty, but none was given by the referee.

Uruguay went on to win 2-0.

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