At the FIFA museum in Switzerland, Asamoah Gyan’s 2010 World Cup jersey from the match against Uruguay has been preserved.
The forward, a former player for Stade Rennais and Udinese Calcio, was a major member of Ghana’s squad as it came dangerously close to making history by reaching the quarterfinals of the world championship.
Dominic Adiyah’s header into the goal was purposefully stopped by Luis Suarez, ending Ghana’s aspirations of competing in the semifinals.
After 120 minutes of football, the Black Stars were defeated 4-2 on penalties.
In the round of 16 matchup against the USA, the former Sunderland striker scored three goals, including the game-winning goal.
With six goals in three tournaments, Gyan has now gone on to become Africa’s top World Cup scorer.
The Ghanaian’s jersey from that quarterfinal match against Uruguay in South Africa is now on display in the FIFA museum.
Gyan continues to hold the record for most goals scored in a nation with 51. He also participated in the World Cups of 2006 and 2014.