Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing penalty in Ghana’s sole previous encounter with Uruguay at a Fifa World Cup quarterfinal match in 2010, which ended in a 1-1 draw after Uruguay’s Luis Suárez was sent off for intentional handball. In the end, Uruguay advanced through a penalty shootout.
Uruguay has never lost a Fifa World Cup game against an African country (W2 D2), and all four of those encounters have taken place in the twenty-first century: 3-3 against Senegal in 2002, 3-0 against South Africa in 2010, 1-1 against Ghana in 2010, and 1-0 against Egypt.
Ghana is attempting to win two games in a row in the World Cup; they previously did so on MD2 and MD3 in 2006. If they win this match, it will be their third knockout round appearance in their four World Cup appearances.
Uruguay has made 21 attempts at goal so far at the 2022 World Cup but has failed to score a single goal. The last South American team to fail to score once during a group stage
Uruguay is attempting to avoid losing two group stage games in a single World Cup tournament for the first time since 1974 after their 2-0 loss to Portugal.
Ghana has scored in each of their last seven World Cup games and is on pace to tie Nigeria’s record of eight goals in a single tournament for an African nation, which was set between 1994 and 1998.
Five of Ghana’s six shots on goal in the 2022 World Cup have resulted in goals, including all three against Korea Republic in their most recent match. Their five goals were their joint-most in any of their four tournament appearances.
Martn Cáceres, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suárez, and Diego Godin were all used by Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup. Uruguay is only the second country to use four players 35 or older at a single edition, joining Panama in 2018.
Mohammed Kudus became the first player from Ghana to score twice in a World Cup match in their 3-2 victory over Korea Republic. Only Asamoah Gyan, who had three in 2010,
In Uruguay’s 2-0 loss to Portugal on MD2, midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur won possession 19 times, the most in a 90-minute World Cup game since Brazil’s Mauro Silva in 1994 against the USA.
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