African agony: Uruguay beats Ghana 4-2 in penalty shootout


How are your nerves doing?

i-531f390c05fee82e26e31a5d1e47547e-suarezsave.jpgA goal line “save” by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez temporarily saved the World Cup dreams of Ghana Friday before Africa’s hopes evaporated into the South African night in a penalty kick shootout (AP Photo).

Capping a gripping day of football, Ghana snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, missing a penalty kick in the waning moments of extra time and then crushing the dreams of an entire continent by falling to the South Americans in a nerve-wracking penalty kick shootout.

Game story here.

i-5340adead1a7b002c8a2f040fca71f7e-gyan.jpgInconsolable: It was third time unlucky for Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, who missed a penalty kick at the end of extra time today after scoring a pair earlier in the competition, and collapsed in grief at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal against Uruguay.

How will Saturday’s games compare?

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