• Ghana lock horns with Uruguay today at the Al Janoub Stadium in a final group H fixture, one of the much anticipated games at the tournament.
Seeking to secure a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time since 2010, draw will be enough for the four-time African champions.
While Otto Addo’s side sit second in the group and in pole position to finish as runners-up, Uruguay have picked up just one point from a possible six and need nothing less than a win to keep their slim qualification hopes alive.
Their last meeting at the South Africa 2010 edition is widely viewed as one of the most iconic World Cup matches in history during the quarter finals.
Ghana had a penalty to retake the lead after playing out a 1-1 draw when Suárez blocked a goal-bound winner on the line with his hands.
He was sent off, but Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s ex-captain, missed the penalty, an unforgettable moment in the history of Ghanaian football.
That goal would have put Ghana into the World Cup semifinal, making it the first an African team in history to reach the final four but they went on to lose the subsequent penalty shootout and with it the team’s chance at creating history.
In today’s game, the Black Stars are well prepared for revenge after twelve years.
The team will be captained by Andre Ayew who was among the squad that played in the 2010 edition, led by Milovan Rajevac.
Coach Otto Addo’s line-up for this afternoon will have Lawrence Ati Zigi who saved the team during their 3-2 hard fought win against South Korea.
Without injury concerns, the Black Stars look well prepared to go in with the likes of Mohammed Kudus, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Salisu Mohammed, Thomas Partey, Inaki Williams and others.
Ghana Possible XI:
Lwarence Ati-Zigi GK