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Ghana’s semi-final hope dashed

Ghana’s hope of playing in the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup  was Friday, dashed, when they lost to Uruguay via penalty shoot-out after a pulsating 120minutes game at the Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg .

The game ended 1-1 at regulation time. But Uruguay  won the shoot-out   4-2.

Ghana's Isaac Vorsah after missing a scoring chance during the match. Photo: Reuters

 

What is your reaction to Ghana ‘s defeat? 

Live Commentary

0min: Kick off

01min: Ghana’s kick off

5mins: Diego Forlan takes a corner kick

6mins:Arévalo’s shot  misses the goal

10mis: Ghana’s goal kick

20mins: Yellow card for Jorge Fucile 

21mins:John Mensah from Ghana heads wide

25mins:Forlan shot goes wide

26mins: Luiz Suarez fires a shot, a save by the keeper, goes to a corner

30mins: Sulley Muntari takes a corner kick

31mins: Asamoah Gyan  with a great chance, but miss the target

 32mins:  Suarez  is ruled offside

 35mins: Annan’s shot is blocked

39mins:Muntari heads wide
43mins: Fucile is  fouled by Samuel Inkoom;Fucile is taken off for medical treatment and the game is restarted
45mins: 2mins added

45+2mins: Muntari scores for Ghana

45 +2mins: Half time

46mins: 2nd half begins

55mins: Diego Forlan scores a direct free kick

60mins: Diego Pérez  gets a yellow card
 
  65mins:A shot by Asamoah Gyan is blocked
 
  67mins:Muntari shoots wide

  69mins: Asamoah Gyan free kick, goes wide

 71mins: Luiz Suarez’s shot , a save by the keeper but goes to a corner kick 
 
 73mins:Gyan shoots outside the box, keeper saves it
  77mins: Hans Sarpei gets a yellow card
   
  81mins:Muntari takes a corner kick,Néstor Muslera with a clearance
 
  83mins: Muntari shot misses the goal

 84mins: Diego Forlan is offside
 
 85mins: Forlan’s shot is blocked

88mins: Substitution: Muntari is replaced by Dominic Adiyiah 

90mins: 3mins  extra time added

91mins: 1st half extra time is underway

93mins: Mensah is booked

94mins: Victorino clearance  relieves pressure

98mins: Asamoah Gyan’s  shot is blocked, injured,  as he receives medical attention, game stops,  but Gyan is back

 102mins: Sarpei is down injured and receives medical treatment
 
 110mins: Lodeiro deflected shot saved by the keeper
105 + 1mins : 1min time added

106mins: 2nd half extra time begins

117mins: Ghana gets a corner

120mins + 2: Luiz Suarez receives a red card for handling the ball! Penalty given!

120  +2 mins: Gyan misses the penalty!

120 + 2mins: Final whistle

Penalty shoot-out

Forlan scores for Uruguay

Gyan scores for Ghana
 Uruguay scores
 Apiah scores
  Ghana 2-2 Uruguay

Uruguay scores

Mensah’s kick saved, Uruguay’s advantage

Uruguay’s player lost the kick

Ghana losses the kick

 


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