Uruguay joined the surprising list of the surprising eliminations in the group stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, because despite the fact that the sky-blue teams did their job and got the three points against Ghanathe mathematics left them out of the round of 16 due to the victory of South Korea against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
When everything seemed happiness and emotion for the Charrúa team, The bucket of ice water arrived, as a genius on the part of Heung-Min Son ended in the score by Hwang Hee-Chan, who scored the winning goal for the Asian tigers and thus snatched the classification from a Uruguayan squad that was shocked when they found out about Korea’s score.
The keys to Uruguay’s victory over Ghana in Qatar 2022
The penalty missed by Ghana
Ghana had a chance to take the lead early in the first half after a Rochet penalty. Nevertheless, Ayew missed his shot from eleven stepsa situation that undoubtedly raised Uruguayan confidence to later open the scoring and excite their fans with the classification.
The great first half of Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez became the leader of the celestial squad, since from the first minute of the match he commanded his teammates in offense and collaborated in defensive actions. Also, managed to form a great partnership with Giorgian de Arrascaetawho was the author of the two goals for Charrúas, one of them precisely from a pass from Suárez.
The forcefulness of Giorgian De Arrascaeta
Justly The Uruguayan striker was in charge of putting Uruguay ahead with two flag goals, one of them a volley, which represented the 2-0 lead and with which Uruguay slowed down the game Knowing that they qualified for the round of 16 without imagining that moments later, South Korea would come back against Portugal to steal their second ticket.
The need to get all three points
The pressure with which Uruguay arrived at this game was another of the factors against which Diego Alonso’s squad played, however, the footballers did their job and knew how to shake off said pressure to show their best version, howeverIn the end, a greater effort was required, since the South American team said goodbye to Qatar 2022 due to goal difference.
The changes of Diego Alonso
ANDhe former coach of Pachuca and Rayados may have been too hasty with the changes, since knowing that he had the advantage on the scoreboard, he decided to take out his best men in attack such as Luis Suárez and Darwin Núñez, without thinking that a Korean goal would complicate things too much and the Uruguayan team would need scores to be in the next phase.