Despite defeating Ghana 2-0, Uruguay was eliminated from the World Cup based on goals scored following South Korea’s thrilling victory against Portugal.
Going into the final Group H games, everything was still up for grabs, but Uruguay believed they had accomplished enough thanks to two early goals from Flamengo midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta in the opening period. These were Uruguay’s first goals in the group stages, and they were crucial to their World Cup elimination.
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Ghana vs Uruguay
Uruguay was still in second place behind Portugal with just minutes remaining at the Al Janoub Stadium, but a late South Korean goal from Wolves’ Hee-Chan Hwang against Portugal caused them to overtake the South Americans on goals scored, scoring four to Uruguay’s two. With eight minutes of additional time remaining, Uruguay only needed one goal to advance to the round of 16 based on goal differential.
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With two late goals and a more aggressive second half, Ghana, whose coach Otto Addo said after the game that he would resign, also had a chance to advance to the knockout stages. In what is likely to be his final World Cup, an emotional Luis Suarez, the villain of Uruguay and Ghana’s previous match at the 2010 World Cup, encouraged his team ahead from the bench before sobbing as the final whistle blew.
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We experience sadness and disappointment “explained him. “I had the good fortune to play in my fourth World Cup, and as I was going, I was considering my four-year-old son, who is leaving with a terrible picture. Even though it’s challenging, I must deal with the circumstance.
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After the game, there were heated exchanges between the Uruguayan players and referee Daniel Siebert and his staff over a late penalty plea that went unanswered and the German’s hasty exit down the tunnel. South Korea, who had to wait a long to learn if they had done enough, however, was ecstatic as they made it to the knockout rounds for the first time since 2010.
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