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U.S.A. can clinch advancement with win over Portugal

FIFA World Cup

Ghana’s Harrison Afful is tackled by United States’ Alejandro Bedoya during the group G World Cup soccer match at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on June 16.

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MANAUS, Brazil — Moths and mosquitoes circled when the United States took the field for practice Saturday evening at Arena da Amazonia, a 40,000-seat stadium built in a remote area of the rainforest where the Rio Negro meets the Amazon.
And as the Americans stretched in the heat and humidity in their final training session before Sunday’s World Cup game against Portugal, a double rainbow shimmered — said by some to herald an occurrence with great meaning.
With a win over the Portuguese and reigning world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, the U.S. would accomplish a pair of ...


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