Luis Suarez, a forward for Uruguay, claims he owes the Ghanaians no explanation for his role in the Black Stars’ 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal defeat.
The Black Stars had a chance to score in the final seconds of extra time of the quarterfinal match 12 years ago at Soccer City Stadium, but Suarez blocked it with his hand.
Late in the game, Ghana was given a penalty, but Asamoah Gyan was unable to score, and the Black Stars ultimately lost the match on penalties.
Suarez says he owes no one apology as he didn’t force Gyan to miss his kick.
“The first time, I don’t apologise about that,” he told the media at a press conference ahead of Uruguay’s final group game against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup.
“I take the handball – but the Ghana player missed a penalty, not me. Maybe I apologise if I injure a player but in this situation, I take a red card, the referee says penalty, it’s not my fault.”