Uruguay, Ghana sent home after chaotic Group H finale

Doha, Dec 2 (EFE).- Uruguay and Ghana both crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, despite the South Americans winning their last match of Group H 2-0 at Al Janoub stadium.

Uruguay, who were leading 2-0 thanks to first half goals from Giorgian de Arrascaeta, had looked set to progress, but they were agonizingly eliminated on goal difference after South Korea scored the winning goal against Portugal in the 90th minute in the group’s other match.

The game ended in chaotic fashion, with Uruguay having several shots saved before desperately appealing to the referee Daniel Siebert for a penalty after Edinson Cavani went down in the box.

The German referee also refused to overturn an earlier decision not to award a penalty after the VAR recommended he review a challenge on Darwin Nunez.

Luis Suarez, who famously used his hands to block a certain goal when the two teams met at the 2010 World Cup and who was surely playing his final match on this stage, was reduced to tears by the final whistle, while many of his teammates angrily confronted Siebert.

Uruguay finished the group in third place with 4 points, while Ghana came last. EFE


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