The road to Qatar 2022 has been a bumpy one for the Black Stars but its World Cup time and this 2022 tournament is one many Ghanaians have been waiting for. Take away the controversies and politics that people are trying to throw upon the beautiful game. The Black Stars have some old scores or should we say unfinished business to settle.
The Black Stars FIFA World Cup 2022 Group
The 2022 Qatar World Cup Game against Portugal – Game 1
The Black stars has history with Portugal unfortunately the 2022 Qatar game was a breath taking episode up until last seconds where the slip by Iñaki Williams stopped the game being square at 3 goals each.
Ghana was not able to turn around the 3 goals score by Portugal. The game ended 2 goals to Portugal’s 3. However, all is not lost Ghana are still in the tournament and still have two old scores to settle one with South Korea and a very big one with Uruguay. Ghana need to either beat or draw any of the next two games against Uruguay or South Korea to qualify to the knock out stages.
Ghana vs Portugal 2022 World Cup Game Highlights
When was the last time the Black Stars played Portugal?
Game 2 – Ghana vs South Korea 2022
This game was not easy for the Black Stars after losing to Portugal in the first game a win or a draw was vital to keep hopes of Qatar 2022 alive. What a tense game. The Black Stars took the lead in the first half from a scramble in the box after a free kick when Mohammed Salisu sized upon the loose ball and put it past the South Korean goal keeper. Ghana were in the lead, this was followed by another strike of brilliance when Jordan Ayew crossed the ball which was met by the head of Mohammed Kudos. It was unbelievable the Black Stars were two goals up in the first half this looked like a cruising victory. It seems like Ghana had settled the game in the first half. However, it al seemed to go wrong Ghana’s inability to manage high balls and keep Tottenham’s star striker Son Heung-min under control allowed the South Koreans to come back into the game until Kudos pounced on a miss ball by Iñaki Williams to finish the game. However, Ghana played the last 10 mins of the game in their own half defending like crazy. A win is a win
Ghana vs South Korea 2022 World Cup Game Highlights
When was the last time the Black Stars played South Korea?
The last time Ghana played South Korea was in a warm up game in 2018 when South Korea were on their way to the World Cup in Russia and Ghana were merely spectators.
South Korea suffered a bruising 4 goal to 0 defeat at the hands of the Black Stars which undoubtedly knocked their confidence when going into the 2018 tournament. Apparently this defeat left them dazed for their first two games against which were against Sweden and Mexico where they lost. It was not until their 3rd and final game that they found their form and beat tournament favourites Germany 2 goals to 0.
Game 3 – Ghana vs Uruguay 2022
It was a highly anticipated game, everyone was waiting for it. It was as if it was meant to be. With the game falling on Farmers Day in Ghana the whole nation had nothing else to do but cheer on the Black Stars. Could they? Would they do Ghana justice and put right what was put wrong 12 years ago in 2010?
For some strange reasons luck was on Ghana’s side but in some of the players it seemed like they had already checked out or were over whelmed with the situation. Ghana was awarded a penalty in the first half to which no one was expecting, was it going to be?
Our fate lay in the hands of Andrei Ayew to set this right and then it happened. He missed and it seemed like at that moment he crumbled and so did the hopes of Ghana. All of a sudden the Uruguay team found a new belief in themselves that they could overcome the enormity of the situation and beat Ghana and they did. However, like a twist of fate within the closing minutes as Ghana were trailing Uruguay by 2 goals to nothing South Korea dealt the last blow in the other group game scoring and beating Spain which meant that neither Ghana or Uruguay could qualify.
In this world cup group there were many scores to settle, Ghana did not take the game as serious as Uruguay and played with too much emotion rather than with skill. Big respect to Mohammed Kudos who is definitely the player to watch in this new Black Stars team.
Ghana vs Uruguay 2022 Match Highlights
The back ground to Ghana and Uruguay’s world cup rivalry !
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the second time Ghana and the Black Stars were on the FIFA world football stage. Their first appearance in 2006 in Germany had woken up the football world to the potential of the Black Stars and their formidable playing style.
The stage was set the World Cup was in South Africa the first FIFA World Cup to be held on the continent and the Black Stars were ready. Their group (Group D) looked favourable their only real challenge was Germany. Ghana beat Serbia in their first game with a Asamoah Gyan penalty, their second game against Australia again they scored by a penalty and drew gaining another point.
Ghana vs Uruguay Game 2010 where it started highlights
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