The group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup comes to a close Friday after a week and a half of incredible action. Kicking things off in Group H, Uruguay (1-1-1) defeated Ghana (1-0-2) 2-0 at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar but failed to advance to the Knockout Round.
Here are the top plays!
17′: Penalty on Uruguay goalkeeper
Initially, it appeared that Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet made a pivotal save and then hindered a shot off the deflection. A VAR check ruled that Rochet made contact with midfielder Mohammed Kudus, though, giving Ghana a penalty kick.
21′: Missed opportunity
Andre Morgan Rami Ayew failed to connect on the penalty kick for Ghana, as Rochet denied the forward’s shot attempt.
After a potential disaster on the other end, Uruguay struck first, as midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta knocked in a header, giving Uruguay a 1-0 lead.
32′: He does it again!
Sheer minutes after getting Uruguay on the board, de Arrascaeta got his second score of the game. The midfielder powered in a goal to give Uruguay a 2-0 lead, which was the score at halftime.
60′: Yellow card for Luis Suarez
The Uruguay forward was given a yellow card and had some choice words for the referee thereafter.
79′: Trying to get back in it
It was a struggle for Ghana to get off clean shots. They had a reasonable chance to cut the two-goal deficit in half when forward Antoine Semenyo got ahold of the ball near the net, but his shot was wide to the right.
81′: Another almost
Ghana had another scoring opportunity a mere minute later, but Kudus’ shot attempt was tipped by Rochet.
93′: Should this have been a penalty?
Trying to get one more goal on the board, Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani and Ghana defender Alidu Seidu both went down while going for the ball. Uruguay called for a penalty, but none was given by the referee.
Uruguay went on to win 2-0.
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