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Varela strikes to save Portugal

Varela's 11th-hour header snatched Portugal a 2-2 draw with USA that saved them from elimination and denied their opponents qualification for the Round of 16 with a game to spare.

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20:07

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Thanks for joining us for a magnificent match in Manaus, which saw Portugal equalise in the final seconds to draw 2-2 with USA. Earlier, Belgium beat Russia 1-0 to book a spot in the Round of 16, while Algeria stunned Korea Republic 4-2 in the other Group H game. Tomorrow begins the last round of Group Stage games, beginning with Groups A and B. Join us in digesting the day's action over on the daily tournament blog, while we also start preparing for tomorrow's contests.

19:58
USA
USAUSA
Portugal
PortugalPOR

Statistics

Ball possession

48%
52%
11Fouls Committed14
10Attempts On Target9
15Shots20
2Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
19:58
19:56

FULL TIME: And with essentially the last touch of the ball, Varela saves Portugal's World Cup with his header and gives his side an all-important point. USA did extremely well to fight back and take the lead through a tremendous goal from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey's second of the tournament. Group G will be decided on the final day of the Group Stage, when USA take on Germany and Portugal meet Ghana to decide who will move on to the Round of 16.

19:55
HOWARD
USAUSA
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED28TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
19:53
The final whistle sounds.
19:52
90'+ VARELA (Portugal) scores!!

GOAL: Varela equalises for Portugal in the final seconds! Ronaldo serves in an incredible cross and Varela's header is perfect, leaving Tim Howard no chance.

19:51
90'+RONALDO (Portugal) sees an effort go off target.

Varela puts in a good cross and once again finds Ronaldo but his effort is wide, and the USA backline take a collective sigh of relief.

19:49
90'+ GONZALEZ (in) comes off the bench to replace ZUSI (out) (USA)
19:49

Klinsmann makes his final change, bringing on defender Omar Gonzalez for the speedy winger.

Player Statistics

USA
USAUSA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists1
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)44 (31)
  • Passes Completion Rate70.45%
  • Tackles2
USA
USAUSA
Defender
  • 20International Caps
  • 195Centimeters
  • Date of Birth11 Oct 1988
  • Current clubLos Angeles Galaxy (USA)

Man of the Match

USAUSA
Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

USA
USAUSA
Portugal
PortugalPOR
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
(C) 87'
72'
69'
90'+1
46' HT
Misses next match if booked
16'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)Injured
72'
46' HT
90'+1
16'
69'
87'
Not eligible to play
Injured
Injured
Absent
CoachCoach
Juergen KLINSMANN (GER)PAULO BENTO (POR)

Match Facts

Manaus

The very location of the city of Manaus is one of its most remarkable attractions: the confluence of the rivers Negro (Black) and Solimões (how the Amazon River is known in this part of Brazil).

Arena Amazonia

  • Stadium nameArena Amazonia
  • CityManaus
  • Year constructed2013
  • Overall capacity40549

Weather

  • Cloudy Night
  • 30° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 66 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Néstor PITANA
    Argentina
    ArgentinaARG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
  • Fourth official: Walter LOPEZ (GUA)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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