Ghana will seek vengeance against Uruguay in Group H of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on FRIDAY.
The two teams met in the World Cup quarterfinals in South Africa in 2010, and a rivalry was born.
They will now face each other for the first time in 12 years as the teams compete to advance to the knockout stages.
Whoever wins Friday’s game looks set to qualify alongside Portugal, who are favorites to beat South Korea.
What happened last time Uruguay played Ghana?
The last time these two met was over a decade ago, when a certain Luis Suarez made headlines.
No, the controversial figure did not bite anyone, despite having done so three times in his career, but he did have his say on the game.
After Sulley Muntari put Ghana ahead, Uruguay equalized through Diego Forlan before the game was sent to extra time.
With penalties looming as the score remained level, Ghana applied pressure and came close to scoring in the final minute of the game.
However, Suarez was on the line to legally clear a shot before the rebound came in. To prevent a late goal, the forward chose to punch the ball off the line this time.
Suarez was sent off for this, and Ghana was awarded a penalty, which Asamoah Gyan took with his country’s semi-final hopes in his hands.
The striker blasted the ball over the crossbar as Suarez stood on the touchline, before bursting into celebration as the match was set to be decided by a penalty shootout.
Uruguay won 4-2 on penalties, securing a place in the semi-finals thanks to Suarez’s dark arts.
The African side will undoubtedly seek vengeance in Group H as they seek to avenge the 2010 heartbreak caused by Suarez, who will face them once more, and potentially for the final time in the 35-year-career old’s – with Gyan considering a stunning comeback for the clash.