Luis Suarez said he won't apologise for the controversial handball incident that denied Ghana a place in the 2010 World Cup semifinals after being told he is regarded as a "devil" in the African nation ahead of Friday's rematch with Uruguay at Qatar 2022.

Suarez, 35, was sent off for keeping out Dominic Adiyiah's goal-bound header with his hands in the final minute of extra time in the 2010 quarterfinal in Soccer City, South Africa.

Although 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 semifinal against the Netherlands by winning 4-2 on penalties.

The incident was one of the most controversial in World Cup history and denied Ghana the chance to become the first African nation to reach the semifinals in the competition.

The two countries meet again at Al Janoub on Friday, with Uruguay needing to win to have any hope of qualification at Ghana's expense from Group H.

But after being told by a Ghanaian journalist that he is "regarded as diablo -- the devil -- in Ghana and we want to retire you tomorrow," Suarez said he is not to blame for Ghana failing to win the 2010 game.