4. Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) vs Uruguay (regular penalty)
2010 World Cup Quarter Finals
Uruguay won 4-2 on Penalties (1-1 a.e.t.)
One of the most iconic moments of the 2010 World cup. Late in Extra time after being tied 1-1, Ghana had a free kick near the Uruguay box. The first attempt in was blocked by Luis before he used his hands to block Stephen Appiah’s follow up attempt. He was sent off as Ghana were awarded the free kick. Asamoah Gyan stepped up to take the penalty.
He shot it hard onto the cross bar and out of play. Suarez was seen celebrating widely as Gyan was shocked. Ghana lost the penalty shootout 4-2, but if only Gyan scored that penalty, Ghana would have been the first African nation to reach the world cup semi-finals. Gyan did score in the shootout that followed, but that would not be any consolation to him.