USA v Portugal, 22 June 2014

Score2-2
RefereeNestor Pitana
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueArena da Amazonia
Attendance40,123
Kick-off: 6.00pm local (11.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Tim Howard (United States) Assistant referees: Hernán Maidana (Argentina) Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina) Fourth official: Wálter López (Guatemala) Fifth official: Leonel Leal (Costa Rica) The two teams had met in five previous matches, including in the 2002 FIFA World Cup group stage, won by the United States 3–2. Portugal defender Pepe was suspended for the match after his red card against Germany. Portugal took the lead within five minutes, when Geoff Cameron's mis-hit clearance fell to Nani and he scored from close range. Near the end of the first half, Nani's long-range shot hit the post, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard saved Éder's follow-up. In the second half, Michael Bradley had a shot cleared off the line by Ricardo Costa, but the United States eventually equalised through Jermaine Jones, as he curled in a right-foot shot in after a corner was cleared to him. The United States then took the lead, as Graham Zusi crossed for Clint Dempsey to score with his midriff. Had the United States held on for the win, they would have clinched a place in the knockout stage while eliminating Portugal at the same time, but in the fifth minute of injury time, Cristiano Ronaldo crossed for substitute Silvestre Varela to head in the equaliser and keep Portugal's qualification hopes alive. Varela's goal (94:33) was the latest World Cup goal scored in regulation time. In the 39th minute, the players took a short water break during an injury stoppage, but this was not considered an official "cooling break" as introduced by FIFA for this tournament.

2  USA

Manager: Jürgen Klinsmann

2  Portugal

Manager: Paulo Bento

Goals:

Jermaine Jones 64 G
Clint Dempsey 81 G

Goals:

Nani 5 G
Silvestre Varela 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tim Howard
Defender Matt Besler
Defender/Midfielder Geoff Cameron
Defender/Midfielder Fabian Johnson
Defender/Midfielder Graham Zusi
Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley
Midfielder Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya
Midfielder Michael Bradley
Midfielder Jermaine Jones
Midfielder/Forward Clint Dempsey (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Beto
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender/Midfielder Miguel Veloso
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Costa
Midfielder André Almeida
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Joao Pereira
Midfielder Nani
Midfielder Raul Meireles
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)

Substitutions:

DeAndre Yedlin for Alejandro Bedoya 72
Chris Wondolowski for Clint Dempsey 87
Omar González for Graham Zusi 90

Substitutions:

Eder for Helder Postiga 16
William Carvalho for André Almeida 46
Silvestre Varela for Raul Meireles 69

Cards:

Jermaine Jones 75 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Goalkeeper Nick Rimando
Defender John Brooks
Defender Timmy Chandler
Defender Omar González
Defender DeAndre Yedlin
Midfielder Brad Davis
Midfielder Mix Diskerud
Forward Jozy Altidore
Forward Julian Green

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Neto
Midfielder Rafa Silva
Midfielder Ruben Amorim
Midfielder Silvestre Varela
Midfielder Vieirinha
Midfielder William Carvalho
Forward Hugo Almeida
Forward Eder