Today in 2010: Asamoah Gyan misses penalty against Uruguay at World Cup

Today in 2010: Asamoah Gyan misses penalty against Uruguay at World Cup

- On 2 July 2010, Ghana played against Uruguay at the World Cup in South Africa

- It was a quarter-final encounter that would have led Ghana into the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in the history of Africa

- Asamoah Gyan got a penalty at the 120th minute of extra-time that could have sealed the deal, but it was lost in an interesting twist

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It has been exactly 10 years since Ghanaian striker, Asamoah Gyan, missed a crucial penalty kick at the World Cup, which would have sent Ghana into the semi-finals of the competition.

At the time, Ghana was the only African country left in the competition that was being held in Africa for the very first time.

Ghana had been drawn in the same group with Serbia, Germany, and Australia, from which Ghana managed to qualify for the knockout stage by finishing second.

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Exactly 10 years ago, Asamoah Gyan's missed penalty denies Ghana & Africa from getting to semi-finals

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

From the group stage, Ghana beat the United States of America by 2:1 at the one-sixteenth stage of the competition and proceeded to meet Uruguay at the quarter-finals.

By the end of the first half, Ghana and Uruguay had one goal each and the match continued until the 120th extra-time minute when the Black Stars won a penalty after Suarez caught a header that was going to earn Ghana a place at the semi-finals.

The only thing left was for Asamoah Gyan to score the kick for Ghana. However, he lost it and Ghana went ahead to lose her historic spot in the semi-finals.

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Watch the penalty below:

Interestingly, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Samuel Nii Quaye, a boy who disappeared when he was only two years old, has finally been found by his real family at 20 years old.

Atinkaonline.com confirms the boy was found after the traditional media, Atinka FM, hosted Samuel who recounted his story and mentioned all he has been through since childhood.

According to the young man, he had been living with a fetish priest throughout his life and only realised they were not actually related after the man's wife was deceased.

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