FIFA World Cup 2010: Round of 16 Preview (Groups C and D)

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Round of 16 Preview (Groups C and D)

The group stage of the 2010 World Cup is over for Groups C and D. There were exciting matches played during the final games for both groups, and now four teams are another step closer to hoisting the trophy.

The US advanced by beating Algeria when Landon Donovan scored the most important goal in Team USA's history.

England avoided a loss to Slovenia and advanced past the group stage, and has now advanced to the Round of 16 in 10 straight World Cup appearances.

Ghana took second place in Group D, and they are the second African team to advance past the group stage in consecutive World Cup appearances.

Germany grabbed the first place spot in Group D, after some shaky performances in group play.

The Knockout Round is where the games really matter, and now we have eight of the 16 teams determined for the second round of the tournament.

Here's a look at the four teams that advanced from Groups C and D, as well as a preview of their match-ups.

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