Dear El Salvador, Jamaica, Afghanistan and Scotland,
Thanks for showing up and better luck next year! Don't hang your heads, Norway and Germany were the better teams and deserved to advance. My advice:
El Salvador - Get a TEAM together that doesn't put superstars above everyone else on your bench. Kind of tough to get a big victory against Jamaica when half your players are seeing the field for the first time all tournament. Also, don't think you've advanced just because you managed three wins in five games.
Jamaica - Be better prepared to face the spotlight. Understandably some of your young players were "deer in the headlights" for your first two games. Ultimately your teams' downfall because the final three were impressive. Keep the squad together and the outlook is positive for 2011.
Afghanistan - I liked the speed and I liked the intensity. I really didn't like the attitude though. Get that fixed and you might have a chance next year. To be fair, Group B was an extremely tough group to land in for your first year. Any other group and you likely get at least one more win, possibly two.
Scotland - I feel bad for you guys because of how the +/- factor affected some of your later games. The scores against weren't really a reflection of your team just the circumstances. I also feel bad because you lost a ton of players from 2009. Such is the nature of the tournament though - I hope you get some good recruits for next year.