On Friday, December 2, all of Uruguay will come to a standstill. La Celeste is obliged to win her match for date 3 of group H of the Qatar 2022 World Cup if she wants to continue in the race. If it does not add up to three, the Uruguayan team will automatically be eliminated in the group stage.
Saying goodbye in a first World Cup round is something that It has not happened to Uruguay for 20 years. The last time was in Korea-Japan 2002 when they fell behind Denmark and Senegal.
With only one point, Uruguay is in the last position of its series behind —the already classified— Portugal Ghana and South Korea. On the last date, the pupils of Diego Alonso will collide with the Ghanaian team, in a rematch of the match they played for the quarterfinals of South Africa 2010.
That July 2, 2010 will go down in history as one of the most dramatic endings to a World Cup match in recent years. After equalizing 1-1 in the 90′ minute, the match had to be extended to extra time. At the end of them, one of the most remembered actions in history took place.
Luis Suarez he prevented a goal made by Ghana by saving a ball with his hand on the edge of the Uruguayan goal line. As expected, the referee charged a penalty and sent off the striker. With tears in his eyes, the ‘9 ′ went to the locker room waiting for the agonizing fall of his goal.
However, the unexpected happened: Asamoah Gyan he crashed his shot into the horizontal and the definition extended to penalties. There the South Americans would win with a superb and exquisite definition of Sebastian Abreu in the fifth penalty.
It was 3-2 from the twelve steps and classification of Uruguay to the semifinals. This is the only precedent for the Charrúas against their rival next Friday. Will they celebrate again or will they have to pack their bags back home?