World Cup 2010 Quarter-Final: Uruguay 5-3 (AP) Ghana

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Asamoah Gyan missed a last-gasp penalty at the end of extra-time for Ghana before Uruguay won the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to progress to the last four.

Ghana opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Sulley Muntari's speculative long-range effort caught Fernando Muslera wrong-footed.

However, Diego Forlán fired a well-struck free-kick 10 minutes after the break to ensure the game went into extra-time.

The Africans should have settled the contest with the last kick of the game when Luis Suárez handled Dominic Adiyiah's goalbound header on the line, actions that saw him red-carded.

But Gyan missed the chance to become the hero of a nation when he smacked the resultant penalty against the crossbar.

In the penalty shoot-out, John Mensah and Adiyiah had their efforts saved as Uruguay won 4-2 to set up a semi-final clash with the Netherlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.


Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano (Andrés Scotti, 38), Mauricio Victorino, Jorge Fucile; Álvaro Fernández (Nicolás Lodeiro, 46), Diego Pérez, Egidio Arévalo, Edinson Cavani (Sebastián Abreu, 76); Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán

Ghana: Richard Kingson; John Paintsil, Isaac Vorsah, John Mensah, Hans Sarpei; Anthony Annan; Samuel Inkoom (Stephen Appiah, 74), Kwadwo Asamoah, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari (Dominic Adiyiah, 88); Asamoah Gyan

Penalty Shoot-Out:
Diego Forlán1 - 1Asamoah Gyan
Mauricio Victorino2 - 2Stephen Appiah
Andrés Scotti3 - 2John Mensah
Maximiliano Pereira3 - 2Dominic Adiyiah
Sebastián Abreu4 - 2

10Shots on target7
6Shots off target13
3Yellow Cards3
1Red Cards0
49Ball possession (%)51

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