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Players whose stock is up (and down)

Updated: July 14, 2010, 5:54 PM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

With the 2010 World Cup in the books, the soccer world now has a clear verdict on the participating teams. Spain is the champion, North Korea finished last and the rest have a place somewhere in between.

While the players aren't given an overall ranking based on their performances, we still have a good sense of who played well -- and who didn't. We know, for instance, that many stars, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Fernando Torres and even Lionel Messi, didn't rate quite as highly ...

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