[REACTION] The day after Ghana, the hope of African soccer, lost a heart-breaking decision to Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, its players visited Nelson Mandela. Update: Meanwhile, FIFA's disciplinary committee decided to give Luis Suarez a one-game suspension.
Suarez, whose handball on the line prevented a sure goal and saved Uruguay when Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing penalty kick, will sit out Uruguay’s semifinal game against the Netherlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.
"It was worth being sent off in this way because at that moment there was no other choice," Suarez said. "I'm very calm."
The Ghanaian players visited Saturday at the homes of Mandela, the former South African president, and his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
“They represented the continent well,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement. “They can return home with their heads held high.”
“I’m OK. I’m all right,” Gyan said outside Madikizela-Mandela’s house.