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Since Ghana’s controversial defeat to Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup, fans have been waiting for a rematch – and revenge.

Iran PressMiddle East: Ghana and Uruguay meet in World Cup 2022 with an added importance for both sides.

While La Celeste, currently sitting bottom of the table, needs a massive win to go through, a win or draw by the Black Stars will knock their opponents out of the 2022 World Cup.

For millions of Ghanaians – and other Africans – the latter outcome would be predestined fate because of a 12-year-old grudge from the last competitive meeting between the two sides at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

After a 1-1 draw between both sides, Ghana lost 4-2 in a penalty shootout. But given the drama in the game, they felt aggrieved.

Fans are hoping the Black Stars can take their pound of flesh, especially as veteran Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, the chief antagonist in that game, is still involved for his side.

“I haven’t forgotten about that game,” Accra-based fan Enoch Kofi Boakye told Al Jazeera. “It hurt me in 2010 and even after all these years, it still hurts when I remember what Suarez did.”

Suarez has added flames to the fire by calling the match against Ghana a do-or-die one. “We are going to put our lives and soul in this last match,” he said earlier this week.


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