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Clint Dempsey of the U.S. watches after knocking the ball into the net against Portugal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

World Cup: Portugal grab last-gasp equaliser to stay alive

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MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - Portuguese substitute Silvestre Varela scored deep into stoppage-time to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw with the United States in World Cup Group G on Sunday and keep his team's hopes alive.

Just as it looked as though the Americans had pulled off a come-from-behind victory to qualify for the second round and eliminate their opponents, Varela converted a Cristiano Ronaldo cross with a powerful flying header.

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