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World Cup 2022: Veteran Striker Luis Suarez Fires Strong Warning to Ghana Ahead of the Do or Die Clash
- Luis Suarez is upbeat about Uruguay's chances of going through to the knockout phase
- The 35-year-old believes his team will be able to capitalise on lapses in Ghana's defence
- The Black Stars will hope to avenge their well-documented defeat to Uruguay in 2010
Veteran Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has sent a strong warning to Ghana, ahead of their final Group H fixture on Friday, December 2.
The two-time world champions have failed to live up to expectations at the 2022 World Cup, picking up just one point out of a possible six from two games, and failing to find the back of the net in as many games played.
Currently perched at the foot of the group and staring at an exit from the Mundial, Suarez's nation will have to beat second-placed Ghana in their ultimate group game.
Ahead of the make-or-break tie, Suarez - who has played 82 minutes across two matches in the tournament - dubbed La Celeste's last group game against the Black Stars as 'do or die.'
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“We have one point and the final match against Ghana is do and die. We have no option other than to win to make our fans happy,” Suarez said as quoted by Football Ghana.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona forward added that his team would put their soul into the game against Ghana, acknowledging their skill but also expressing confidence that Uruguay had beaten them before.
“We have watched their video clips and they have a porous defence; we will utilise that to beat them.”
Ex-Ghana president wants revenge
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana's former President, John Dramani Mahama has sent Ghana a message, urging them to avenge the defeat to Uruguay when they meet the South Americans at the World Cup in Qatar.
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The four-time African champions were prevented from reaching a historic World Cup semi-final in South Africa in 2010.
Luis Suarez impeded a stoppage-time goal-bound strike from Dominic Adiyiah, with La Celeste going on to win the quarter-final game against the Black Stars on penalties.