Uruguay’s striker, Luis Suarez said he won’t apologise for his controversial 2010 handball that denied Ghana a place in the Semi finals of the World Cup in South Africa.

Ghana were on the verge of becoming the first African nation to reach the semifinals in the competition when Dominic Adiyiah’s header beat the goalkeeper and was bound for goal. Unfortunately for the Black Stars’ of Ghana, Suarez stopped the ball with his hand.

The 35-year-old striker was then sent off for keeping out Adiyiah’s goal-bound header with his hands. Ghana were awarded a penalty to try to win the game, which was tied at 1-1, Asamoah Gyan missed his spot-kick and Uruguay went on to book a place in the semifinal.

Ghana and Uruguay meet again at Al Janoub tomorrow (Friday), 12-years after the controversial incident in South Africa, with Uruguay needing to win to have any hope of qualification at Ghana’s expense from Group H.

Speaking at the press conference ahead of the game tomorrow, a journalist told the former Liverpool and Barcelona star: “In Ghana they consider you as the devil himself. They Ghanaian fans are looking forward to maybe retiring you.”

Responding to the journalist, Suarez said : “The Ghana player missed the penalty, not me, I do not apologize for it. I apologize if I injure a player but I took a red card for the handball. It was not my fault because I did not miss the penalty.”

Ghana can advance with a win tomorrow, while a Uruguay victory would send them to the knockout phase and only one can advance.

The South Americans could still go out if South Korea beat Portugal as it would come down to goal difference which the Asian side currently lead by one goal.