For Ghana, it was a stomach-punching loss that could rival Superbowl XLII.
Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah appeared to head home the game-winner in the final seconds of extra time in Friday’s quarterfinal match between “The Black Stars” and Uruguay. But Luis Suarez, in an act of pure desperation, batted the ball away from the goal line.
The referee rightfully gave the Uruguayan striker a red card and awarded Ghana a penalty kick, but Ghana’s star striker Asamoah Gyan drove the potential winning goal into the crossbar. Suarez, sitting on the sidelines in tears, immediately turned to ecstasy. His soccer crime suddenly made him the hero.
His squad went on to win the match in a penalty shootout just minutes later. For Ghana, widely seen as representing all of Africa in the tournament, heartbreak could not have come in a more brutal fashion.
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