Venue: Soccer City, Johannesburg
Date: Friday, 2 July 2010
Kick-off: 19:30 BST
Coverage: Television coverage ITV, BBC Radio 5 Live, live text commentary on this website
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has confirmed that Mauricio Victorino will replace centre-back Diego Godin, who picked up a thigh injury against South Korea.
Tabarez named his starting line-up on Wednesday, with Alvaro Fernandez coming in for Alvaro Perreira in midfield.
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is expected to recover from a hamstring injury in time to face Uruguay. Striker Asamoah Gyan is also likely to start despite hurting his ankle against the USA.
Fit-again defender Isaac Vorsah is set to replace the suspended Jonathan Mensah, while Sulley Muntari is tipped to come in for Andre Ayew, who serves a one-game ban.
One booking from suspension: Fucile, Lugano, Victorino (Uruguay); Addy, Annan, Tagoe (Ghana).
This quarter-final brings together a former football superpower hoping to recapture past glories and an emerging nation looking to write their place in World Cup history. Victory for Uruguay would take them through to their first semi-final since 1970, while Ghana can become the first African side to reach the last four.
Uruguay's two World Cup wins, in 1930 and 1950, came before Ghana had even gained independence from Great Britain. That level of success was always likely to prove short-lived for a country of just 3.5m people, but this tournament has presented the Uruguayans with a golden chance to re-establish themselves on the global stage.
Victory against the USA made Ghana only the third African side to reach the last eight of a World Cup. If the Black Stars are to succeed where Cameroon and Senegal failed, they will have to cope without a number of players who will miss this game due to injury or suspension.
- This will be the first full international between the two teams. The Ghanaian side that won the Fifa Under-20 World Cup last year drew 2-2 with Uruguay in the group stage.
- Uruguay have reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1970. That year they beat the USSR 1-0 to reach the final four, before losing 3-1 to Brazil in the semi-finals.
- The Uruguayans have conceded only one goal in four games in South Africa.
- They are unbeaten in their last six World Cup games, including their last two group matches in 2002 (which were both drawn).
- Luis Suarez's goal against South Korea made him the first Uruguayan to score in successive World Cup matches since Juan Eduardo Hohberg in 1954.
- The Black Stars are the third African team to reach the World Cup quarter-finals, following in the footsteps of Cameroon (1990) and Senegal (2002). Victory would make them the first to reach the semi-finals.
- Asamoah Gyan has scored three times in South Africa, and also netted at the 2006 World Cup. He needs one more to match Roger Milla's African record of five career World Cup goals.
- No African side has ever won a World Cup knock-out match without the game going to extra-time.
Referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)
Assistants: Jose Cardinal and Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Fourth official: Alberto Undiano (Spain)
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