Varela Saved Portugal From Early Elimination

Posted by coininfifa on July 2nd, 2014

FIFA 14 Coins PC was not as strong as the other top teams in the tournament, they never thought they would stand a brink of early elimination. Fortunately, the 95th minute goal by Varela secured a 2-2 draw with USA. They still got the last chance.

The stars and Stripes had been on the verge of qualifying for the Round of 16 with a game to spare after coming from a goal down to lead 2-1, but were denied in the dying moments of a game that was exhilarating from the first minute to the last.

Portugal and America only met in 2002 World Cup group stage where American beaten Portugal with 3-2 score.

It was just the kind of start that Jurgen Klinsmann must have been dreading, although he would have been hugely encouraged by his team’s response to failing behind. With Clint Dempsey again leading the charge, curling just over from a free kick on 13 minutes, they went on to dominate the first half.

The quality of Portugal’s players ensured they always remained a threat, and Cristiano Ronaldo finally got a sight of goal after 36 minutes, though his long-range effort was just a little too straight to cause Howard undue difficulty. The US keeper was well and truly stretched in the final seconds of the half.

A US goal appeared inevitable 11 minutes into the second half when a lighting break culminated in Bradley shooting from close range with Beto stranded, but Costa positioned on the line contrived to divert the ball behind with his knee.

On 64th minute, the Americans drew level with a goal straight out of the top drawer. A draw was a positive result for the Americans even though a win could be better.

The substitute Varela saved Portugal with FIFA World Coins , bulleting a header into the top corner from Ronaldo’s inviting cross. Portugal still got the last chance if they can beat Ghana, Americans draw with Germany

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