Today, July 2 marks exactly 10 years that Ghana lost to Uruguay during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Ghana after making a huge impression at the 206 World Cup in Germany for the first time were tipped to improve on their performance.
However, quarterfinals game against Uruguay which was named the match of the tournament by the FIFA technical team was an eye-catching game to the world.
The Black Stars were hoping to play in the semifinals of the tournament for the time in their history.
Sulley Muntari opened the scoring with a superb long-range effort, although Diego Forlan’s fine second-half free-kick levelled matters to ensure the game went into extra-time.
Ghana should have settled the contest with the last kick of the game but Asamoah Gyan missed the chance to become the hero of a nation when his powerful penalty struck the crossbar.
Adiyiah’s goal-bound header looked certain to win the match in the last minute of extra-time but Luis Suarez handled on the line to concede a penalty resulting in a straight red card, an act that he will feel was justified as Uruguay won in the shoot-out following Gyan’s crucial miss.
Sebastian Abreu scored the match-winning penalty with a cheeky chip to capitalise on misses from John Mensah and young substitute Dominic Adiyiah to break the hearts of Ghanaians.