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Ghana Effectively Knocked Out Of World Cup Qualifying By Bullshit Offside Call

Raphael Dwamena’s match-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in added time against Uganda came off the board as South African referee Daniel Bennett inexplicably ruled Dwamena to be offside, effectively eliminating Ghana from World Cup contention.


Bennett waved off the goal, then immediately declared the match over before shaking his head at Ghanian protestations. (A previous Ghana goal was similarly waved off for offside, too.)

The Black Stars are not mathematically eliminated, but if Egypt earns a single point in either of their two remaining qualifiers, Ghana will miss its first World Cup since 2002.


Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.