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Ghana's Win Puts End to U.S. World Cup Bid

U.S. soccer fans at Franken Stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, look dejected after a 2-1 loss to Ghana in the opening round of the World Cup.
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U.S. soccer fans at Franken Stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, look dejected after a 2-1 loss to Ghana in the opening round of the World Cup.

The U.S. soccer team lost its World Cup match Thursday with the Black Stars of Ghana, and is now out of the tournament. Alex Chadwick talks about the game and the World Cup with Bill Saporito, reporting from the tournament in Germany for Time magazine.

The U.S. team needed a win -- and Italy needed to defeat the Czech Republic -- in order to advance to the next round. Italy obliged with a 2-0 victory, but a penalty kick put the African nation ahead and the Americans couldn't find the strategy to score two points to overcome the lead.

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