Ghana coach Otto Addo insisted Uruguay striker Luis Suarez did nothing wrong when he stopped a goal-bound effort with his hand at the 2010 World Cup.
Twelve years ago, Uruguay striker Suarez stopped a goal-bound effort in the World Cup quarter-final against Ghana right at the death.
He was subsequently sent off and the Black Stars were awarded a penalty, but Asamoah Gyan failed to convert. The game ended 1-1 and a penalty shoot-out ensued, where the South Americans added insult to injury by winning the shootout.
Suarez has since been treated as a villain in many circles for denying Africa a chance of making it to the semi-final for the first time in history.
On Friday, the two nations will meet again with Uruguay desperate for a win to make it to the Round of 16, while Ghana will likely progress with a draw.
Ahead of the match, Addo insists he cannot blame Suarez for what he did since any player would do the same for his country.
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