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Portugal and USA tie World Cup game

Eder of Portugal (R) and Geoff Cameron of

Eder of Portugal (R) and Geoff Cameron of the USA in action during the preliminary round match on June 22, 2014. Photo Credit: EPA / JEON HEON-KYUN

Silvestre Varela scored in the dying seconds to earn Portugal a 2-2 draw against the United States in World Cup Group G on Sunday and keep alive their hopes of progressing into the next round.

Until Varela's diving header from Cristiano Ronaldo's cross from the right, Portugal looked dead and buried after the U.S. had come from behind to lead 2-1.

The result left Germany and the U.S. level at the top of the group on four points and Portugal and Ghanaon one.

The opening Portugal goal came in the fifth minute after a mistake by Geoff Cameron saw the ball fall kindly to Nani who smashed it high into the net past a helpless Tim Howard.

Jermaine Jones equalised in the second half with a blistering right-foot shot from outside the area andClint Dempsey put the Americans ahead after bundling the ball home from close range in the 81st minute.


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