Group H is finely poised coming into the final round of fixtures, and the big match in the group will be a fierce rematch of the contentious quarterfinal at the 2010 World Cup. Ghana will be looking for revenge against Uruguay, as they were denied a place in the semi-final by Luis Suarez’s hand.
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There will be flashbacks to the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg on Friday, as Uruguay and Ghana once again clash with massive stakes on the line. The nations famously met in the quarterfinals at the tournament, as Ghana looked to become the first African nation to reach the semi-finals. However, they were denied that goal after Luis Suarez handled the ball on the goalline after Asamoah Gyan headed towards goal.
It is something that Ghana fans haven’t forgot about, and revenge this Friday will book their spot in the round of 16 in Qatar. In truth, Ghana have been one of the nations that I have most enjoyed watching at the World Cup this year, as they attack with great freedom, and defend as one.
All of their traits were evident in their previous match, as they managed to hold on to a 3-2 win against South Korea. Mohammed Kudus was the star of the show, as the winger scored twice. A draw is likely to be enough for Ghana to progress on Friday
Uruguay have a pretty big challenge on their hands to reach the round of 16, as defeat against Portugal in their previous game leaves them sitting bottom of the Group H standings. That defeat also means that the South Americans have failed to score in each of their first two games at the World Cup this year. Only a victory will see Uruguay reach the round of 16. They haven’t gone winless in a single edition of the World Cup since 1974.
Ghana vs Uruguay Head to Head
The only previous meeting between the nations was that infamous showdown at the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay progressed to the semi-finals on that occasion, winning a penalty shootout after the scores were tied at 1-1 after extra time.
Ghana vs Uruguay Prediction
Uruguay has looked fairly weak in the final third throughout the tournament to this point, while Ghana has seized any chance that they have created. It may come 12 years too late, but we like the African nation to claim victory in this fixture.
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