Ghana 0 Uruguay 2 LIVE SCORE: De Arrascaeta double makes Ayew rue missed penalty as Uruguyans take lead – updates | The Sun

URUGUAY have doubled their lead against Ghana after Andre Ayew missed a penalty in the first-half with the score level.

The African stepped up from the spot but could not find the back of the net before Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored twice in quick succession to give the South Americans a comfortable lead.

As it stands, Uruguay will be joining Portugal in the last-16, with the two teams sitting comfortable in Group H.

  • Kick-off time: 3pm GMT
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • TV channel: BBC One
  • Group H: LIVE TABLE
  • Ghana XI: Ati-Zigi; Seidu, Baba, Salisu, Amartey; Partey, Samed; Kudus, A. Ayew, J. Ayew; Williams
  • Uruguay XI: Rochet; Valera, Giminez, Coates, Olivera; Pellistri, Valverde, Bentancur, De Arrascaeta; Suarez, Nunez
  • Explainer: All the info for Ghana vs Uruguay


Stay up to date with all the latest from the Group H clash…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    50. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    A polite reminder that Ghana's previous two group stage games have both finished 3-2, one that they won, and one that they lost.

    It's not over yet…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    48. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    Bukari gets it all wrong!

    An early half-chance for Ghana, who come out of the blocks quickest.

    Bukari has a chance on the half-volley inside the box, but it is wide of the post.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    46. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay

    Two half-time changes for Ghana, and none for Uruguay.

    The Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre are both off, with Sulemana and Bukari replacing them.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    More penalty heartache…

    We have a half-time update for you from SunSport reporter Martin Blackburn…

    "More penalty heartache for Ghana at the hands of Uruguay.

    "And to rub salt in the wounds, Luis Suarez once again taking centre stage with a couple of assists.

    "The Black Stars revenge mission for what happened in Johannesburg 12 years ago is not exactly going to plan.

    "Two goals from Flamengo’s Giorgian de Arrascaeta in the space of six minutes have put the South Americans on the brink of the knock-out stages.

    "You might have guessed Suarez had a hand in both of his country’s first goals of the tournament so far.  

    "Yet how different this Group H showdown could have been if Ghana had scored the spot-kick given to them by the VAR for a foul by keeper Sergio Rochet on Mohammed Kudus.

    "Former Swansea forward Andre Ayew – who now plays in Qatar – saw his tame spot-kick saved by Rochet.

    "Ghana have a lot to do to get back in the contest while Uruguay cannot start celebrating yet. They will need to keep an eye on what is happening in the game between Portgual and South Korea as a goal for Son Heung Min’s men could change the complexion of the group again."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Half-time stats.

    This is what the match stats are looking like at half-time, with Uruguay really dominating in the game so far…

    The match stats between Ghana and Uruguay at half-time.
  • Lloyd Canfield

    HT. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    The referee calls the first half to a close, and it is Uruguay who are in the driving seat now, they go into half-time with a two goal lead.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+8. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    This is more like the Uruguay side that people were expecting to see at the 2022 World Cup.

    They have been admittedly excellent in the first half, De Arrascaeta has had a huge part to play in that.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+5. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    It is half time in the game between Portugal and South Korea, the scoreline in that game is 1-1.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+2. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    Uruguay look like they have the blueprint set out now for the rest of this game; to be patient and work Ghana.

    They play the ball around their defence, and are really going to make Ghana work to get the ball back.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    There will be eight minutes of added time.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    44. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    That is vintage Luis Suarez.

    A cheeky, cheeky nutmeg on Inaki Williams in the corner of the pitch.

    He drives towards the box, but a tackle bounces back off of him and goes out for a goal kick.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    42. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    That looks painful on Alidou as there is a potential stamp on the Ghanian from De Arrascaeta.

    He is screaming in pain, and there is not even a hint of action being taken.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    40. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    We have an update from Martin Lipton, who can get a real feel for the feeling inside the ground, and this is what he has to say:

    "The Ghana fans cannot believe what they have witnessed.

    "Absolutely broken in the stands.

    "All those hopes, fading to dust.

    "They need to get a grip in the game. One goal and it’s all change."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    38. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    Nunez gets through and sends Baba Rahman to the shops before looking to cut the ball back to Luis Suarez.

    He wants a free-kick after feeling like he is fouled, not for the first time in his career.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    36. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    Kudus has a go from outside the box for Ghana, but it is wide.

    Ghana games have given us nothing but entertainment so far in this tournament, and it is still only the first half.

    It is not over yet for the Black Stars…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    34. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    Ghana are in real trouble now.

    Luis Suarez picked up the ball in the box after a touch from Darwin Nunez. and he lifted the ball up high over Seidu at right back.

    It fell to Georgian De Arrascaeta, who took his time and smashed the ball past Ati-Zigi.

    Great finish.

    De Arrascaeta gets his brace with a thunderous volley.Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    32. Ghana 0-2 Uruguay.

    It's 2-0! De Arrascaeta has his brace, and what a strike that is!

    Assisted by Luis Suarez once again!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    30. Ghana 0-1 Uruguay.

    South Korea have equalised against Portugal.

    That means as it stands, Portugal will top the group and Uruguay will go through in second place…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    28. Ghana 0-1 Uruguay.

    That is poor defensively from Ghana…

    A mess of a clearance from Seidu falls at the feet of Luis Suarez, who fires a low shot at goal.

    Ati-Zigi really doesn't do enough with it and it bounces off of the goalkeeper for De Arrascaeta to head home.

    Could Ghana face World Cup agony at the hands of Luis Suarez and Ghana once again?

  • Lloyd Canfield

    26. Ghana 0-1 Uruguay.

    There it is! Uruguay's first goal of this World Cup finals!

    It's Georgian De Arrascaeta! Assisted by Luis Suarez!

    De Arrascaeta celebrates against GhanaCredit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    24. Ghana 0-0 Uruguay.

    Cleared off the line by Salisu!

    Suarez dispossesses Amartey at the back and plays in Nunez, who dinks the ball over the top of Ati-Zigi.

    It looks like it must bounce in, but Salisu of Southampton is there to clear the ball off the line.

    This game has all the drama of 12 years ago!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    22. Ghana 0-0 Uruguay.


    Andre Ayew has missed from the spot, just as Ghana did 12 years ago…

    It is a really poor penalty it must be said, it is not powerful enough or precise enough.

    Rochet makes the save to his left hand side.

    Sergio Rochet denied Andre Ayew from the spot.Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    20. Ghana 0-0 Uruguay.

    A yellow card for Darwin Nunez, who is trying to get access to the penalty spot to scuff it up…

    It is going to be Andre Ayew against Sergio Rochet from the spot…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    18. Ghana 0-0 Uruguay.

    Penalty for Ghana!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    18. Ghana 0-0 Uruguay.

    However it IS being checked for offside by VAR, and we could have a penalty for Ghana here, wouldn't that be ironic?

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