The mood is deflated in Ghana following the country's 0-3 defeat by world champions Brazil in their second round World Cup match on 27 June. High hopes quickly turned to anxiety after Brazil scored a first goal only four minutes into play and, despite a strong attack, the Black Stars never managed to capitalise on later chances. Brazil scored a second time at the end of the first half and then again in the 83rd minute; this last goal was greeted with a heavy silence in Accra, with some people simply leaving in disappointment. However, Ghanaian supporters are right to remember that the team has much to be proud of; not only was it the only African team to make it through to the second round of the tournament but its performance has also won the hearts of many around the world and put Ghana back on the map. Now the country is pinning its hopes on the next World Cup competition in South Africa in 2010.