The battle for the next phase of the World Cup is now on. First casualties are the US and South Korea. After a good fight, both teams bow out but they can stand proud as rising footballing nations who will definately be ones to watch in future tournaments. Players like Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Carlos BOCANEGRA, Jozy ALTIDORE, Tim Howard, Jonathan SPECTOR, Michael BRADLEY, Jozy ALTIDORE for the US and for Korea, PARK Ji Sung and LEE Chung Yong, they can hold their heads high as they have set a new standard for thier countries.
They have provided some of the great and exiting matches in the tournament. With such rising talents, the old guards have better watch out.
Ghana the last great African hope for this tournament have definately risen from the background to take their place in the footballing world. With key talents like Asamoah GYAN, Stephen APPIAH, Matthew AMOAH and Kevin Prince BOATENG, Ghana is cultivating it's self to be a key footballing nation.