Ghana defender Daniel Amartey admitted his team were determined that if they could not qualify for the World Cup knockout stage, they would at least prevent Uruguay from doing so, IgbereTV reports
The South American side triumphed 2-0 on Friday but both sides were eliminated due to South Korea’s last-gasp 2-1 win over group winners Portugal.
The bad blood between Uruguay and Ghana dates back 12 years to the infamous Luis Suarez handball that denied Ghana an extra-time winner in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals.
Suarez was sent off but Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent penalty and Uruguay triumphed in the shoot-out.
Once South Korea scored in stoppage time in Qatar on Friday, Uruguay realised they needed another goal to reach the last 16 while Ghana needed two