World Cup 2022

How Luis Suárez vs Ghanaian journalists played out during heated press conference

Ahead of the Ghana vs Uruguay, Suárez has explained why he will not apologise for the handball controversy back in 2010...


On Friday evening, Ghana will have a shot at long-awaited revenge on Luis Suárez and Uruguay.

Back in 2010, the former Barcelona striker denied Black Stars the chance to become the first African World Cup semi-finalists.

Suárez was shown a red card in extra-time for stopping a Ghanaian goal on the line using his hand.

Asamoah Gyan then missed the subsequent spot kick and the African nation went on to lose on penalties.

12 years on, the two nations once again meet in a crucial World Cup match to determine which team will qualify for the knockout stages.

Ahead of the game, Suárez has faced up to the Ghanaian media and explained why he will not apologise for the incident.

Suárez: “I take the handball, but the Ghana player missed the penalty, not me...”

Suárez has refused to apologise to Ghana for the handball and believes it was a normal foul.

He added that it was not his fault Ghana were eliminated because he was not the player who missed the penalty.

Suarez told the media: “I take the handball, but the Ghana player missed the penalty, not me...

“Maybe I apologise if I injure a player and take a red card.

“But in this situation, I take the red card, the ref says penalty - it’s a normal foul...

“You see the player who missed the penalty, he said he would do the same in this situation.”

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Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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