Africa Rallies Behind Ghana in World Cup Play

"Ghana's shown the way forward. If you invest in your players at an early age, if you invest in a coach and give him the backing that he needs, then you can do well," he says.

How well will be answered at the quarter-final match against a tough South American team which already has two World Cup titles under their belts. Injuries and penalty suspensions against key players won't help Ghana's chances of advancing to soccer's final four, either. Still Africans, and much of the rest of the world, believe.

A look at Twitter shows that it's not only Africans rooting for the Black Stars, but people from nationalities all over the world. Newspapers in Britain and the United States are running sports editorials backing the team.

Despite Ghana being the country to eliminate the United States, The Wall Street Journal is featuring, "Why Americans Should Pull for Ghana," calling the team the World Cup's "Cinderella Story."

Bloomfield says he's not surprised that the world seems to be hoping Ghana continues its World Cup run. "There's a romance to it," he says. "It's Africa's World Cup, so it's only natural that if your team's out, you'll get behind the African team."

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