World Cup diary: Japan stun Spain, Germany out and Ghana want revenge

Germany and Belgium drop out as Japan journey continues.

Everything you need to know if you’re following the World Cup from home. Here’s your daily round-up of results, fixtures and memorable moments.

Thursday’s results

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

Morocco 2-1 Canada

Spain 1-2 Japan

Germany 4-2 Costa Rica

All yesterday’s action

Moment of the day

Japan scored a controversial winning goal against Spain that knocked four-time winners Germany out at the group stage for the second World Cup in a row.

Today’s fixtures and how to watch

Ghana v Uruguay (3pm BBC)

South Korea v Portugal (3pm, BBC)

Cameroon v Brazil (7pm, STV and STV Player)

Serbia v Switzerland (7pm, ITV 4 and STV Player)

One to watch

Revenge: Suarez was public enemy number one in Ghana 12 years ago.

Ghana vs Uruguay: It was 12 years ago when Uruguay’s Luis Suarez became public enemy number one in Ghana when he saved a goal bound shot in the World Cup 2010 Quarter-final.

The Black Stars looked certain to become the first African side to reach a semi-final when the former Liverpool and Barcelona star used his hands to block the goal.

Suarez was sent off, but Asamoah Gyan missed the resulting penalty and Uruguay went on to clinch the win and reach the last four.

More than a decade later and Ghana now have a chance to get their revenge in a do or die game against the South Americans in the last group game with a last-16 spot on the line for the winners.

Pre-match reading:

ESPN: Ghana determined to gain revenge on Uruguay for infamous Luis Suarez handball Ghana ready to gain revenge on Uruguay for Suarez handball (espn.com)

BBC Sport: Ghana aim for revenge against Uruguay for 2010 exit World Cup 2022: Ghana aim for revenge against Uruguay for 2010 exit – BBC Sport

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