"That is one of the cruelest exits I've ever seen in World Cup history." -World Cup Announcer, Ian Darke
Tell me about it.
The entire host continent is on your shoulders and to have it end like this? Sad to see, especially since I've had a strange obsession with the Ghanaian national team since the 2006 Cup.
But what a game! Tied 1-1 in extra time, Luis Suarez is red carded for swatting away a would-be goal.
The match rested on the foot of Asamoah Gyan, as he prepared to take the penalty kick. Most fans hadn't even caught their breath from the thought of another game-winning PK for Ghana, but there was no need.
The shot bounced off the crossbar.
A golden opportunity to be the first African nation in the semifinals and he couldn't deliver. Horrible feeling.
He avenged himself during penalties, but I'm sure Soccer City wondered where that composure was just minutes before.
After two misses by Ghana (the first was just an awful attempt to begin with, Uruguay iced it with a cool chip shot from Sebastian Abreu.
Uruguay escaped with a win on penalty kicks, reducing Gyan to tears (pictured).
A heartbreaking end for Ghana, but still the best game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
HONORABLE MENTION: Ghana vs. Serbia, Group D
Gyan's first PK attempt beat a favored Serbia squad in the 85th minute.