Ghana could not convert key penalties - in the last minute of extra time or in the penalty shootout - to win the Ghana vs Uruguay game. Uruguay's La Celeste advances to the semifinal with the Netherlands.
Ghana vs Uruguay is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Ghana is likely to win because of strong coaching, hungry players, and Africa-wide support.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
World Cup results: No late comebacks this time as the US loses to Ghana 2 - 1.
Tactical decisions cost the USA team dearly in this World Cup, and they could not make up for those to beat a solid Ghana team.
Ghana will carry the hopes of a continent into its second-round match against the US on Sunday. Despite losing in today's Germany vs. Ghana match, the Black Stars advanced on goal differential.
Ghana missed a good chance to all but confirm their place in the last 16 after failing to break down a determined Australian side that, for the second match running, finished with 10 men.
The Black Stars dominated the second half of the Ghana vs. Serbia match making Ghana the first African team to win a game this World Cup.