The Ghanaian team was playing its second World Cup and the first to be organized on the African continent, so the expectations were the greatest for this participation. The ‘Black Stars’ beat Serbia 1-0, drew 1-1 with Australia and lost to Germany 1-0 in the group stage.
With just two goals scored in this first stage of the tournament, they managed to qualify as second in the group to play in the round of 16 against the United States, beating them 2-1 after extra time. For the quarterfinals they faced off against Uruguay, in a match remembered to this day. After the 1-1 draw in regulation time and extra time, and after Luis Suárez prevented with his hand what would have been the 2-1 draw for Ghana in the last minute of extra time, they fell on penalties and said goodbye to the World Cup.
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