Uruguay beat Ghana but both nations are knocked out of World Cup

Georgian De Arrascaeta scored twice for Uruguay to beat Ghana 2-0, but it wasn’t enough to send them to the last 16.

The midfielder opened the scoring after 26 minutes with a close-range header as he followed up Luis Suarez’s saved effort.

Suarez, who was inevitably involved in a replay of the controversial 2010 South Africa World Cup tie, set up De Arrascaeta excellently for his second as he clipped a ball over the top of the Ghana defence for De Arrascaeta to latch onto and fire home.

As the match entered the final ten minutes Uruguay thought they had done enough to reach the knockouts, only for South Korea to score a late winner against group winners Portugal to clinch second spot.

The result means Uruguay and Ghana are both eliminated from the World Cup.

 

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