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U.S.A. gets robbed by late goal

FIFA World Cup

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, on Sunday.

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MANAUS, Brazil — They were less than 30 seconds away.

The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer's showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930.

But they wilted in the Amazon heat and humidity.

Varela's goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo's cross on the game's last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.

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