Uruguay Forward Luis Suarez Takes a Jab at Asamoah Gyan Ahead of World Cup clash against Ghana

Uruguay Forward Luis Suarez Takes a Jab at Asamoah Gyan Ahead of World Cup clash against Ghana

  • Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has taken a dig at former Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan
  • Suarez says he would not apologize to Ghanaians for his role in preventing the Black Stars from reaching the semi-finals
  • The four-time African champions will face Uruguay on Friday in the final Group H game on Friday

Luis Suarez is taunting Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan ahead of the World Cup Group H finale against Ghana on Friday.

The Black Stars will renew their rivalry with the two-time world champions at the Al Janoub Stadium, with a place in the last 16 at stake.

Ghana head into the game with revenge on their minds after the ex-Liverpool star stopped a goal-bound header from Dominic Adiyiah twelve years ago, preventing Ghana from reaching a historic semi-final.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, Black Stars, Luis Suarez
Uruguay Forward Luis Suarez has declined to apologize to Ghanaian after preventing the Black Stars from reaching the semi-final. Credit: @SaddickAdams Getty Images
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The Black Stars were awarded a penalty which was missed by Gyan as Ghana painfully exited the tournament following a shootout defeat.

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"I don’t need to apologize. I’d apologize if I injured a player but, in this situation, I handled the ball, I take a red card and the Ghana player missed the penalty. It’s not my fault. I didn’t miss the penalty. It’s not my responsibility,” Suarez in a pre-match interview.

Ghana sit second in Group H and a win or at least a draw in the final game, depending on the result of the match between Portugal and South Korea, will see the Black Stars through to the last 16.

Asamoah Gyan acquires coaching license

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that legendary Ghanaian footballer Asamoah Gyan has been awarded a UEFA B coaching license by the Welsh Football Association.

The 36-year-old travelled to Wales in June this year for a six-day residential training as part of the process of acquiring his certificate.

In a photo posted on social media, the striker is seen displaying his UEFA B license card and certificate.

Luis Suarez stops Ghana from reaching semi-final

The 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal between Ghana and Uruguay at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa is one of the most infamous in the history of the sport.

Luis Suarez deliberately stopped a goal-bound ball with his hands in a diabolical act of cheating at the end of the match, before Asamoah Gyan missed the opportunity to send the Black Stars into the semifinals, the first time an African nation would have done so.

The South Americans would then defeat the West Africans in the penalty shoot-out, booking a place against the Netherlands.

Source: Sports Brief News