Nelson Mandela is proud of Asamoah Gyan and the whole Ghana team despite their lost to Uruguay 4-2 in penalties. Gyan missed a huge opportunity at the closing of their second overtime on a penalty goal kick which then sent the match into a penalty shootout.
It could have been still a Ghana win but thanks to Uruguay goalie, Fernando Muslera who made two saves in the shootout. Uruguay enters the final four 40 years after it had entered way back in the 1970s but the casualty is ending Ghana and Africa’s hope to make history in the World Cup.
“This is cruel,” Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac said. “But it is football. What can you say to him [Gyan]? We were so close and somehow it did not happen. We were so close to history.”
Indeed they were close to history and truly this is football and much more this is the World Cup. We have seen so many upsets here already and today we have seen two great upsets. The quest of Brazil who had been one of the most favorite teams and then the upset on the hopes of Ghana and Africa.
Uruguay should not be condemned for doing that because they are just playing the game and it is with their effort that they did win. Maybe it is not yet time for Ghana and for Africa to reach the semifinals.
It was a good game and so we bring you two highlights from the game. The first highlight is from the regulation period and the other one is from the penalty shootout. Congratulations to both Uruguay and Ghana!To receive updates from WWNN.co.uk directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe to us for free by entering your e-mail address here and confirming your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail address.