The upcoming most prestigious World competition will give us some heavyweight clashes, a renewal of old rivalries, and the chance for some teams to avenge bitter defeats after the draw for Qatar 2022 offered some box office match-ups in the group stage of this year’s World Cup.
Ghana will renew its rivalry with Uruguay and Portugal after they were paired in Group H alongside South Korea.
The most talked-about World Cup game ever witnessed in the World Cup was the game between Uruguay and Ghana in South Africa in 2010 after the West African side came close to reaching the semis.
Every tournament, though, will throw up at least one segue of incredible drama, unlikely and since-forgotten heroes, skulduggery, and adrenaline-surging plot twists. The rest of the quarter-final between Ghana and Uruguay was decent enough. The climax to the 120 minutes made the night unforgettable.
Luis Suarez after denying Ghana’s goal with his arms helped Uruguay to emerge as the winners with a 4-2 scoreline in a penalty shootout after they had drawn 1-1.
Ghana also saw a 2-1 defeat to their World Cup 2014 opponent, Portugal in Group G’s closing game. Although both teams couldn’t make it to the next stage of the competition.
The Black Stars of Ghana according to the report are seeking revenge against the La Celeste and the Navigators.
During an interview with BBC after the draw was held, the GFA President Kurt Okraku declared how Ghana is preparing for revenge.
“We believe that it will be revenge time,” Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku told BBC Sport Africa.
“We thought we had won that particular game but for that save from Suarez. It is very interesting for us to pitch against them again, obviously with fond memories [this time].
However, Ibrahim Tanko has also charged the team to go in with a different mindset.
“We know Portugal. It’s a tough group. We have South Korea and we know Uruguay. We are seeking revenge although is not necessary we want to beat them. They should keep their focus on how to progress not on revenge,” the former Black Meteors coach told Original FM.