When the 2022 World Cup groups were announced, Ghana v Uruguay is a game that many will have been marking on their calendars – and they can barely have dreamt for it to be better set up.
12 years on from that Luis Suarez handball, which helped the South American side secure a place in the semi-finals of South Africa 2010 in the most controversial style, the Black Stars can secure their revenge.
A win would mean they qualify for the last 16 for the first time since that tournament – and knock out Uruguay in the process.
Assuming Portugal aren’t beaten by South Korea, Uruguay will qualify with a win and a draw would send Ghana through to the knockout stages.
There’s been plenty of talk in the days leading up to the game. Suarez has been labelled “the devil himself” by parts of the Ghanaian press, with some saying they look forward to his retirement.
The striker has doubled down, suggesting it is the fault of Asamoah Gyan for missing the penalty, and raised the temperature even higher ahead of kick-off.
Ghana versus Uruguay will kick off at 3pm on Friday 2nd December 2022. And prior to the game, a popular sports journalist with Kumasi-based Angel FM has stated categorically that if there’s a straight win in the game, it will be Uruguay and not Ghana.