Ghanaian players in a word of prayers before taking on South Korea at the Qatar World Cup

Ghana and Uruguay meet in World Cup 2022 with an added importance for both sides.

While La Celeste, currently sitting bottom of the table, need a massive win to go through, a win or draw by the Black Stars will knock their opponents out of the 2022 World Cup.

The match 12 years ago was one of the most controversial in World Cup history.

In 2010, Ghana were the width of a crossbar away from becoming the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Asamoah Gyan hit the woodwork with a penalty in the last minute of extra time after Uruguay's Luis Suarez had been sent off for pushing the ball away with his hands on the goalline.

It meant the game ended 1-1 and Uruguay went on to win a dramatic shootout, which Suarez celebrated wildly.

Gyan, who joined Sunderland after the 2010 World Cup in a then club-record £13m transfer, scored three goals in South Africa and Ghana were on the attack in the last minute of extra time as their thrilling 2010 quarter-final with Uruguay was tied at 2-2.

Suarez blatantly blocked Dominic Adiyiah's header on the line with his hand and was promptly sent off - but Gyan could not take advantage as his penalty bounced off the bar. Suarez, watching on from the tunnel, wildly celebrated the miss.

The match went to a penalty shootout and Gyan scored Ghana's first penalty, but Uruguay won 4-2 before losing to Netherlands in the semi-final.

Suarez, now 35, is in Uruguay's World Cup squad but is still a hated figure in Ghana 12 years on.

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