Uruguay legend Luis Suarez says he will not apologize to Ghanaians over his handball at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which ultimately denied Ghana a place in the semi-finals.
Suárez broke Ghanaians heart in the quarter-final defeat of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with as he handed a ball in the incident.
With the scores tied at 1-1, Suarez used his hands to clear Dominic Adiyiah’s header and what surely would have been the extra-time winner.
Speaking at a pre-match conference today in Doha, Suarez said he had no apologies to give as his handball resulted in a penalty which was missed, adding that he was adequately punished with a sending-off.
“The first time, I don’t apologise about that. Because, I take the handball – but the Ghana player miss a penalty, not me,” Suarez said.
“Maybe, I can say I apologise if I… injure a player and take a red card maybe you can say apologise but in this situation, I take a red card, the ref says penalty, it’s not my fault.
“Because I don’t miss the penalty, you see the player who missed the penalty said that he will do the same in this situation, it’s not my responsibility they shoot the penalty”.
Ghana will face Uruguay on Friday evening at the 2022 FIFA World Cup group H last game with a win securing Ghana’s passage to the next stage of the competition.