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2014 FIFA World Cup: Portugal Draws With U.S. On Late Goal

USA v Portugal: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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Silvestre Varela scored on the last kick of the ball in the 95th minute, and Portugal tied the United States, 2-2, in the teams’ second match of 2014 FIFA World Cup play at Manaus, Brazil on Sunday.

The Americans seemed destined for victory after Clint Dempsey scored a go-ahead goal off his stomach in the 81st minute, but Cristiano Ronaldo set up the game-tying tally in the fifth minute of stoppage time to even the score.

Portugal took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Nani in the fifth minute, but Jermaine Jones incredible kick in the 64th minute tied the match and set up the dramatic finish.

A victory over Portugal would have clinched a round-of-16 spot for the Americans. The U.S. team’s next match is scheduled for Thursday against Germany, which drew with Ghana on Saturday. Team USA can advance to the knockout round with a win.

USA v Portugal: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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