Ghana exit heartbroken but moral victors

At the first tournament hosted in Africa, Ghana were one kick away from becoming the continent's first ever semi-finalists but the usually reliable Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty that would have handed his side victory with the last effort of the match.

Uruguay went on to win the post-match penalty shootout 4-2 after a 1-1 draw but it is the Black Stars who enjoyed widespread sympathy after the chaotic manner of the elimination.

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