Ghana and Uruguay meet at the World Cup on Friday in a repeat of one of the tournament's most contentious games, and Luis Suarez still isn't apologizing for his central role in the controversy 12 years ago.
Uruguay striker Suarez's deliberate handball on the goal-line at the end of extra time in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa denied Ghana a certain goal and a place in history as the first African team to reach the semis.
Suarez was sent off for the handball but celebrated wildly on the sidelines when Asamoah Gyan hit the penalty off the crossbar. Uruguay won the ensuing penalty shootout.
Ghana can now go some way toward settling the score. By beating Uruguay in their final Group H match, Ghana would advance to the round of 16, while knocking Uruguay out of the tournament.
Though the match in Al Wakrah has been circled as one to watch ever since the World Cup draw was made, Ghana coach Otto Addo tried his best to cast it as a "normal game" despite 2010 remaining a raw and painful memory for many Ghanaians, who are demanding revenge for the handball.
"For me, it's not a big topic," Addo said, adding he wouldn't criticize one of his own players if they did the same as Suarez. "I would expect every player to do all he can to make sure his team goes through. Even sacrificing himself with a red card."
"What happened in 2010 is very sad but we can't change it. We want to look forward and we want to win this game," he said. "No matter how."
Ghana World Cup 2022 squad
Goalkeepers: Ibraham Danlad, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati Zigi
Defenders: Denis Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Gideon Mensah, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo
Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Abdul Samed, Andre Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Strikers: Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Osman Bukari, Kamal Sowah, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Daniel Barnieh Afriyie
Who is Ghana's star man?
Mohammed Kudus was targeted for a move to Everton during the summer transfer window, with a rumoured £13m price tag. Unwilling to let the midfielder leave after Antony's departure for Manchester United, Ajax demurred, which proved a uniquely wise decision by the Dutch club. In Ghana's defeat to Portugal Kudus was the highest rated player by Telegraph Sport readers.
What are Ghana's results and fixtures?
November 24: Portugal 3 Ghana 2
November 28: Ghana 3 South Korea 2
December 2: Ghana vs Uruguay
What is Ghana's World Cup record?
Ghana qualified for the World Cup finals in 2006, 2010, and 2014, achieving their highest finish in South Africa. The Black Stars played Uruguay in the quarter-finals, and were widely considered to have been hoodwinked out of a matchwinner by Luis Suarez handling the ball on the goal line.
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Ghana are currently a best price of 300/1 to win the World Cup.