FIFA World Cup, United States vs Portugal: Silvestre Varela's Late Header Keeps Portugal in Hunt for Pre-Quarters

Silvestre Varela netted in the final minute of stoppage time as Portugal secured a 2-2 draw with the United States to earn one crucial point.

updated: June 23, 2014 16:02 IST
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Manaus: Portugal snatched a dramatic equaliser deep into injury time to force a 2-2 draw with the United States and keep their World Cup hopes flickering on Sunday.

Varela headed in a cross from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus to grab a vital point.

The last-gasp leveller deprived the United States of a famous win which would have seen them complete a remarkable qualification from Group G, which also includes Germany and Ghana.

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