As he (Luis Suárez) prepares for his third World Cup tournament, Uruguay striker Luis Suárez looks back on his headline-making debut in eight years ago South Africa .
In the quarter final fixture against Black Stars, the former Ajax ace became the talk of town as he smacked out goal-bound effort on the line to deny the Black Stars a 2-1 win at the depth of extra-time.
His action led to a straight red card while Ghana were awarded a penalty which the captain of the Black Stars (Asamoah Gyan) unfortunately missed. The game eventually ended in a shootout won by Uruguay 4-2.
“When Ghana missed the penalty, Sebastian Eguren gave me a hug,” Luis Suárez told Kicker.
“On the way to the cabin [after receiving the red card], I was very down.
“A lot of things went through my head. Shit, red, we’re leaving! A feeling of pain.
“But Seba stopped me, so I was out of the player’s tunnel and was able to see them miss the penalty.”
Uruguay, however, bowed out of the tournament in the semis following a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands.
This year, Uruguay have been pitted against Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A.