Late Shock Interrupts US Party

The 2014 FIFA World Cup US team will not be the country's first to advance to the Last 16 through two group-stage games after a late goal from Portugal's Silvestre Varela helped the Europeans rescue a 2-2 draw from nowhere.

updated: June 23, 2014 07:43 IST
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Manaus, Brazil: The ball was barely past U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, and already he had thrown his hands to his head. On the sideline, Jurgen Klinsmann spun away as if he had seen a ghost. Up the field, Michael Bradley could only stare.

The United States had won, hadn't it? Hadn't it?

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