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Venue: Arena da Amazônia,Manaus
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As it happened: USA v Portugal

2014-06-22 22:00
Last Updated at 07:41
23 Jun 02:08

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At 18:00 (SA time) today there are two games. Australia v Spain and Netherlands vs Chile

At 22:00 Cameroon take on host Brazil while Croatia fights it out with Mexico.

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23 Jun 02:04


USA are leveled on four points with Germany and a draw would see both teams go through as they face each other on Thursday.

Portugal take on Ghana with a win would see either team go through if there is a winner in the USA/Germany game depending on goal difference.

The SWC group of death is going down to the wire. 

23 Jun 01:55

Full time

USA 2-2 Portugal 

23 Jun 01:55

90' 4' With 30 seconds to go Ronaldo crosses a peach of a ball into the 18th area and Silvestre Varela finishes it with his head. 

What a game!

23 Jun 01:53
23 Jun 01:49

90' USA with another change. Graham Zusi off. Omar Gonzalez on. 

5 minutes stoppage time. 

23 Jun 01:48
88' Dempsey comes off and what a game he has had, fantastic display from the captain. Wondolowski on. 
23 Jun 01:44
Are we about to see Ron shed some tears? As it stands Portugal are out. 
23 Jun 01:42
Clint Dempsey who puts the US in the lead. A low cross and finishes with his stomach! 
23 Jun 01:40
23 Jun 01:38
79' Nani has a go but way over the bar. 
23 Jun 01:33
74' First booking of the game goes to USA goal scorer Jermaine Jones. 
23 Jun 01:30
71' DeAndre Yedlin on for Alejandro Bedoya
23 Jun 01:26
67' The Arena da Amazônia is LOUD right now. Remember the US fans have bought the most tickets this SWC from visiting supporters.
23 Jun 01:23

Beto made no effort in saving the Jermaine Jones effort which screams goal bound after he strikes it. Peach!

USA 1-1 Portugal

23 Jun 01:22
63' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! And it's a STUNNER!
23 Jun 01:21
62' Ronaldo's shooting has been poor tonight. Scuffs it wide after perfectly through ball. 
23 Jun 01:16

58' Twenty one attempts so far in this game. USA looking more likely to score. 

23 Jun 01:09
51' USA 0-1 Portugal
23 Jun 01:07
48' Johnson goes for goal from a tight corner and get's a corner kick for the US.
23 Jun 01:04
Ronaldo has a new jersey on. A short sleeve that is. #WardrobeChange 
23 Jun 01:03
Second half underway!
23 Jun 00:52

USA have been passing the ball much better than Portugal and could of easily level the scoring but are weary of Portugal's counter attack which caught them off guard a few times. 

The US will come out fighting in the second half. Interesting game so far!

23 Jun 00:49

45' after two minutes of extra time the teams head for the tunnel.

Half time.

USA 0-1 Portugal

23 Jun 00:48


Howard could not get to Nani's shot which hit the pole but Eder gets onto the loose ball and tries to loft it over Howard but saves it after miss judging the shot and lifts his body to hit the ball over the crossbar.

23 Jun 00:45

42' Nani fouled and freekick to Ronaldo's team. Irina Shayk's boyfriend hits it over the bar. What an anti climax. 

23 Jun 00:43

41' Portugal with a counter attack and Ronaldo get's his feet on the ball and nicely timed pass to Nani who tests Howard out again but the keeper punches it away. 

23 Jun 00:40

39' USA passing the ball around far better than their opponents so far. There is is simply no rush in their play.

Portugal wants to attack as soon as they get there feet on the ball as they are a very much a counter attacking side. 

23 Jun 00:36
35' Ronaldo with a long range effort after he chests the ball down but Howard comfortably saves it.