Ghana became the final African team to say goodbye to the 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010, losing in a impressive penalty shoot-out to Uruguay after a 1-1 quarter-final draw at Johannesburg's Soccer City. Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera saved efforts from Stephen Appiah and Dominic Adiyiah, before Sebastian Abreu improved the crucial spot-kick for the South Americans, who reach the last four for the first time since 1970.

The Black Stars will have to be satisfied with having become just the third side from the continent to make the quarter-final stage, although they could have won the match with the final kick of additional time after Luis Suarez handled a goal-bound effort on the line. But with Suarez sent off, their top scorer, Asamoah Gyan, destroyed a penalty off the bar that would have tipped the scales to the Africans after Sulley Muntari and Diego Forlan had scored either side of half-time.

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