Silvestre Varela’s equaliser deep into injury time kept Portugal in the FIFA Football World Cup as their Group “G” clash with the USA ended in a dramatic 2-2 draw in Manaus Brazil yesterday.
According to BBC Sports substitute headed in a Cristiano Ronaldo cross after it appeared Clint Dempsey had sent the Americans through.
Portugal took an early lead through Manchester United winner Nani, but Jermaine Jones’ superb strike levelled the scores just after an hour.
A draw between Germany and USA will see both through, while Portugal must beat Ghana to have a chance of progressing.
Portugal are relying on a Germany win and must also achieve a six-goal swing if they are to pip the USA to second place and reach the last 16.
In other results yesterday, in Group “H”, Algeria moved up to second in as they overcame South Korea in a six-goal thriller in Porto Alegre to win 4-2.
And, substitute DI-VOCK O-RI-GI grabbed Belgium’s 1-nil winner two minutes from time against Russia to take his side into the last 16.