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I Nearly Punched Suarez When We Met After 2010 World Cup – Asamoah Gyan

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Ghana’s all- time top arranger Asamoah Gyan has confessed he nearly punched Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The enigmatic Suarez stood between the Black Stars and a semifinal situation at the global showpiece with the former FC Barcelona striker handling a thing-bound trouble from Dominic Adiyiah in the dying embers of a quarterfinal clash between Ghana and Uruguay.

Suarez’s handball led to a redundancy with Ghana handed a penalty; still the performing penalty was missed by the generally effective Asamoah Gyan, who had preliminarily scored two spot- kicks in the event.

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Gyan’s missed penalty in the twilight ofextra-time proved a heavy blow as the Black Stars lost on penalty shootouts.

Since the incident, Suarez has been blackened and tagged‘ Public adversaryNo. 1’in Ghana and considering Ghana has been leveled in the same group with Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup, numerous Ghanaians have dubbed the clash a vengeance match.

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The fate of the 2010 incident has visited Asamoah Gyan, who’s Africa’s leading arranger at the World Cup, and recollecting the 12- time incident, Gyan bared he wanted to punch Suarez when the two met in an English Premier League game.

“To be honest, I wanted to punch him during my days at Sunderland. We (Sunderland) were playing a home game against Liverpool, so they came to exchange handshakes with us. To be frank, when he came close to me, I wanted to hit him because of the things people said to me but I decided to keep my cool” he said.

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