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Asamoah Gyan’s 2010 World Cup jersey preserved in FIFA museum

The jersey worn by Asamoah Gyan during the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final game against Uruguay has been preserved at the FIFA museum.

Gyan was one of Ghana’s key players as the Black Stars came close to becoming Africa’s first semi-finalists at the global showpiece.

The former Sunderland striker scored three goals, including the winner in the round of 16 against the USA, as Ghana reached the quarter-finals.

The jersey the Ghanaian wore during that quarter-final encounter against Uruguay in South Africa has now been preserved in FIFA’s museum.

Meanwhile, Gyan recently revealed that what hurt him the most about his missed penalty in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup was the timing of the miss.

According to the veteran forward, he was hit hard by the fact that he failed to put the game to bed when he had the chance against Uruguay.

“If I had scored, that was the end of the game. That is what hurts me. But in terms of the miss itself, it is normal.”

It will be recalled that Ghana was on the verge of becoming the first African team to reach the last four of the World Cup before losing on penalties to Uruguay following a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.

Although Suarez was sent off for his unsporting act and Ghana awarded a penalty, Gyan missed from the spot, with Uruguay going on to record a 4-2 victory in the shootout.

 

 

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