World Cup results: No late comebacks this time as the US loses to Ghana 2 - 1.
All the aspirations of an entire continent were channeled through the Ghana's Black Stars. Every goal was brilliant, every injury a matter of hot dispute.
Tactical decisions cost the USA team dearly in this World Cup, and they could not make up for those to beat a solid Ghana team.
Ghana's Black Stars are Africa's last remaining team in the World Cup. A win against the United States would take them through to the quarter-finals.
Not since the USA made it to the semifinals of the inaugural World Cup in 1930 has it had such a clear chance to return. But in Ghana, the US faces a team with organization and collective grit.
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