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The American says that football is a cruel game...

United States star Landon Donovan may have scored an equalising goal for the Stars and Stripes against Ghana, but it wasn't enough, as the Group C winners were eventually knocked out of the tournament eventually losing 2-1.

Donovan admits that the Americans were a little "naive tonight" and that is what cost them.

"We were a little naive tonight and at this level you can't do that," said Donovan to Eurosport after the match. "It is frustrating considering all the work we have put in.

"I'm proud of what the team has done. Football is a cruel game sometimes."

"One minute you are on top of the world, the next minute you are at the bottom of the mountain," he added.

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