Ghana would once again go into extra time in the knockout stage but this time were eliminated on penalty kicks by Uruguay.
Ghana would take the lead late in the first half as Sulley Muntari scored in the 45th minute on a long range shot. It was a mistake from the goalkeeper who leaned the wrong direction and couldn’t get back to cover the near post. Uruguay would come back in the second half as Diego Forlan scored on a free kick from just outside the box. The goal came in the 55th minute and tied it at 1-1.
Neither side would score in the rest of the second half as it would go into extra time. The first extra time was scoreless while the second would end very dramatically. Ghana would get a penalty kick in the 120th minute as Asamoah Gyan stepped up to take it. He would miss it and the match ended up going to penalty kicks.
In the penalty kicks, both sides converted their first two rounds. Uruguay would then make their next two out of three while Ghana missed their next two which ended the match. It will be a disappointing loss for Ghana who had a chance while Uruguay are back in the semifinals for the first time since 1970.
Uruguay 1-1 Ghana Goal Videos
All Goals (Muntari 45′, Forlan 55′)
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