Despair for American fans as team exits World Cup

Two fans look dejected after the end of extra-time in Salvador. Credit: Reuters

The USA's exit from the World Cup at the hands of Belgium meant disappointment for the hordes of Americans who turned out both in Brazil and at home to cheer on their team.

Fans at a screeening in New York cry out in frustration after a missed chance. Credit: Reuters

The team's spirited performances have coincided with a huge surge in interest in football in the US, with enormous crowds packing out sports stadiums across the country to watch Jurgen Klinsmann's men.

Fans at a screening in Redondo Beach in California. Credit: Reuters

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USA World Cup dream ended by Belgium

The USA's World Cup campaign has ended after a 2-1 extra-time defeat against Belgium. The tournament has seen a huge rise in interest in football, with Americans reportedly the largest contingent of overseas fans who travelled to Brazil.