Qatar 2022: Ghana to ignite fierce rivalry against Uruguay in 'Do or Die' clash

Qatar 2022: Ghana to ignite fierce rivalry against Uruguay in 'Do or Die' clash

The 2010 is still fresh in the memory of many as the Black Stars are set to clash against Uruguay in a repeat of the 2010 quarter-finals.

Serial winners Uruguay are set for a rare disappointment at a major tournament after suffering a poor start to the World Cup.

La Celeste have picked up just one point from their first two games and even a win against Ghana in their last Group H game is no guarantee they will progress.

The Black Stars narrowly lost to Portugal (3-2) in the opener but then put up a spirited display against South Korea to pick up the victory against South Korea via the same goal margin.

The job is simple in that they know only three points will be enough, while the same is true for their opponents Ghana given their goal difference situation against South Korea.

Uruguay coach Diego Alonso is confident he has devised a tactical plan to beat Ghana and secure passage to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

The Uruguay boss used two different formations in the opening two games – a 0-0 draw against South Korea and a 2-0 loss to Portugal.

But, whatever form they line up in, he expects his team to be fully prepared to exploit Ghana’s ‘weaknesses’ on Friday.

He said: “We know where we have to aim and what we have to do. We will give everything in the next match to qualify. »

Ghana predicted departure 11
(4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Ati-Zigi (GK) — 2-Lamptey, 18-Amartey, 4-Salisu, 14-Mensah — 5-Partey, 21-Abdul Samed — 20 -Kudus, 10-A. Ayew, 9-J. Ayew—19-Williams

Injured: none
Suspended: none

After his side kept their hopes of progress alive with a 3-2 win over South Korea last time out, Otto Addo might be tempted to stick with the same 11.

That would mean Gideon Mensah, Tariq Lamptey and Jordan Ayew all retain their places after missing the defeat to Portugal that kicked off Ghana’s tournament.

Uruguay predicted 11
(3-5-2, right to left): 23-Rochet (GK) — 2-Gimenez, 3-Godin, 19-Coates —13-Varela, 15-Valverde, 6-Bentancur, 5-Vecino, 16- Olivera—11-Nunez, 9-Suarez.

Injured: Araujo
Suspended: none
Although the switch to a 3-5-2 didn’t really pay off against Portugal, Alonso could keep the same form and try to pair Luis Suarez with Darwin Nunez this time around hoping for different results.

That would leave Edinson Cavani as an option from the bench late.

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