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Top 50 World Cup Moments

Suarez Breaks African Hearts

We are down to less than a week until the start of the World Cup in Brazil and continue our Top 50 World Cup moments – today number 5: Suarez Breaks African Hearts.

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Ghana made it all the way to the quarter-finals, and the West African team had been adopted by many South Africans as their team, after the hosts were eliminated.

The Black Stars or ‘Ba-Ghana Ba-Ghana’ as they were called by South Africans, looked on the verge of beating Uruguay in the semi-finals when in the dying minutes Dominic Adiyiah sent in a shot that looked certain to be a goal. 

But Luis Suarez had other ideas, and the Uruguayan striker turned into a goalkeeper and stopped the shot with his hands.

It was a professional foul, and Suarez was rightly red-carded, and a penalty was awarded.

But the truth sunk in when Asamoah Gyan stepped up and missed the penalty, Suarez had denied an African dream.

And when Ghana lost in the penalty shoot-out, after extra-time, they were unable to become the first African team to reach the semi-finals.

Do you remember Suarez breaking African hearts? Have your say in the comment section below.


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