Ghana 1 Uruguay 1 (2-4 pen.)

Uruguay started well, Kinson saving a shot from Suarez on 11’ and on 26’ another spectacular save from the same player. After this Ghana grew. On 30’, a dangerous header from Vorsah, after a corner. 31’ A. Gyan sent his shot just wide. 38’, Uruguay’s experienced captain, Lugano, had to leave the game, injured and Scotti replaced him.

44’, A. Gyan again, Muslera saved. Uruguay had lost control of the game and in the last kick of the first half, the last African team in the competition scored the 1-0, Muntari, from 30 yards out.

The second half belonged to Uruguay. Diego Forlán scored the equalizer on 55’ from a direct free kick. Ghana threatened once, A. Gyan seeing his shot turned round for a corner by Muslera. After this it was Uruguay.

63’, Suarez had a great chance, receiving a cross from Forlán, shooting wide from 5 yards; Suarez again on 71’, provoking an excellent save from Kinson; 81’ Maxi Pereira shot over with two options to pass to.

Extra time. Uruguay controlled the first 25 minutes, Ghana the last five, until a penalty was awarded (Suarez handled on the line). A. Gyan failed…and the game went to penalties.

Forlán, 1-0 for Uruguay. A. Gyan 1-1. Victorino 2-1. Appiah 2-2. Scotti 3-2. Mensah failed (Muslera saved). Maxi Pereira failed. D. Adiyiah failed (Muslera saved). Abreu scored. 4-2 to Uruguay.

Gana: Kinson, Sarpei, A. Gyan, Pantsil, Mensah, Annan, Inkoom (Appiah), Muntari (Adiyiah), Vorsah, K. Asamoah, Prince

Uruguay: Muslera, Lugano (Scotti), Fucile, Victorino, Cavani (Abreu), Suarez, Forlan, Perez, M. Pereira, Arevalo Rios, A. Fernandez (Lodeiro)

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