24 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: US vs Portugal 30th Match in Pictures

Portugal still has a chance to advance at the World Cup, albeit a really small chance. But as Cristiano Ronaldo proved again on Sunday, anything can happen when the world player of the year is on the field.

The Portuguese earned their first point at this year's World Cup with a 2-2 draw against the United States on a hot and steamy night at the Arena da Amazonia.
Portugal lost big in the opening match, falling to Germany 4-0, and was seconds away from immediate elimination on Sunday. But now with one point, the team still has an outside chance of beating Ghana on Thursday in Brasilia by a big enough margin to overcome a poor goal differential and advance.

If the United States and Germany, both with four points, draw in Recife at the same time, Portugal will be out.

A fan cheers before a Group G football match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A FIFA flag is flanked by the national flags of the USand of Portugal as a US fan is displayed on a giant screen prior to a Group G football match between USA and Portugal.

Fans in Grant Park react during a Group G World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached.

Cristiano Ronaldo (R) reacts during a Group G match between USA and Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo blows a kiss.

Portugal's forward Eder heads the ball.

 Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Group G football match between USA and Portugal.

Portugal's forward Nani (L) celebrates with Portugal's defender Joao Pereira after scoring.

Portugal's forward Nani (L) vies for the ball against US midfielder Alejandro Bedoya .

Portugal's forward Nani celebrates after scoring his team's first goal.

A supporter of the Portuguese national football team reacts at Terreiro do Paco Square in Lisbon.

US defender Fabian Johnson in action during a Group G match between USA and Portugal.

US fan reacts during a Group G match between USA and Portugal.

US forward Clint Dempsey (L) celebrates after scoring.

US forward Clint Dempsey (L) shakes hands with Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

US forward Clint Dempsey (L) vies with Portugal's defender Bruno Alves.

US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring.

US German coach Juergen Klinsmann (L) congratulates US midfielder Alejandro Bedoya.

US goalkeeper Tim Howard (2R) makes a save.


US midfielder Jermaine Jones celebrates after scoring.
(AFP Photo)

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