Silvestre Varela headed in just before the end of five added minutes to keep Portugal in the FIFA World Cup and deny the United States early progress from Group G.
Nani scored early for Portugal but Jermaine Jones struck from distance just past the hour before Clint Dempsey's 81st-minute goal seemed to have won it only for substitute Varela to level. Still, Portugal are three points behind both Germany and the US; they must not only beat Ghana on Thursday and hope it is not a draw between the top two, they must also overhaul their current goal difference deficit.
|1||Howard (GK)||22||Beto (GK)|
|12||Guzan (GK)||1||Eduardo (GK)|
|22||Rimando (GK)||12||Rui Patrício (GK)|
|Jürgen Klinsmann (GER)||Paulo Bento (POR)|
|Nestor Fabian Pitana (ARG)|