World Cup 2022: Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo ruled out of decisive Ghana clash

Uruguay will have to negotiate for points without their defender Ronald Araujo when they face Ghana in the final group game in the World Cup.

Despite returning to training on Wednesday, the Barcelona defender will not be available for the South American since he cannot play with intensity.

He has not featured in the last two games for the two-time World Cup winners due to the injury setbacks.

Araujo picked up injury while in action for Uruguay in an international friendly in September and has since not recovered fully to action.

Uruguay manager Diego Alonso anticipated the enterprising recover in time to participate in the mundial, hence the decision to include him in the final 26-man squad.

Although the defender started training with the Uruguay national team on Wednesday but has learnt he still does not play with intensity with the entire team.

After two games in Group H, Uruguay have managed just a point after suffering defeat against Portugal on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Ghana earned an important win to boost their chances of progressing to the round of 16.

The Black Stars inflicted a 3-2 win over the Asian giants to boost their chances of qualifying to the knockout phase.

The four-time African champions must avoid defeat against Uruguay to book a spot in the Round of 16.