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  1. At halftime: Early defensive mistake haunts US against Portugal, but 1-0 deficit by no means a mountain – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

    Portugal

    Nani’s early goal is the difference in this one, but the United States has had their chances, and conventional wisdom would say those should continue.

  2. WATCH: Cameron error gifts Portugal fifth minute goal — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

    Portugal's Nani (17) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    An errant clearance give Portugal and early, easy lead in Manaus.

  3. Game On: Lineups & more as United States faces Portugal in vital Group G match

    Jun 22, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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    Clint Dempsey starts as the lone striker in Jozy Altidore’s absense, as the US looks for a statement against Cristiano Ronaldo and 4th-ranked Portugal.

  4. Early Algerian flurry sets stage for comprehensive 4-2 win over South Korea

    Jun 22, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Algeria

    Three first-half goals was too much for South Korea to equal, and the Algerians earned their first World Cup win since 1982.

  5. At halftime: Furious Algerian pressure overwhelms South Korea for 3-0 lead

    Jun 22, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Algeria came out blasting at the South Korean back line, and it got them a trio of first-half goals.

  6. Ghana was a must-win for the United States, but Portugal will define their World Cup

    Jun 22, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Ghana was a test, but Portugal will show the world where the United States truly stands among the soccer elites.

  7. Game on: Lineups and talking points for South Korea vs. Algeria

    Jun 22, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Will both sides play it safe, or will we see a more free-flowing game than we experienced with Belgium vs. Russia?

  8. Belgium leaves it late, eventually take all three points from Russia

    Jun 22, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Divock Origi scored in the 88th minute, briefly enlivening what could only be described as one of the … duller … matches of the World Cup.

  9. At halftime: Belgium kept quiet by a stalwart Russian defense – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 22, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

    BEL

    It’s goalless at the break between Belgium and Russia, although it’s the Red Devils that are showing more signs of taking the lead.

  10. Ronaldo welcomes Miroslav Klose into exclusive club

    Jun 22, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    The Germany scored his 15th World Cup goal on Saturday, joining Ronaldo as joint-top scorer

  11. Game on: Lineups and talking points for Belgium vs. Russia

    Jun 22, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Marc Wilmots drops three Tottenham players, putting out a much more threatening lineup than the one that started against Algeria.

  12. Portugal lineup will look dramatically different, but Ronaldo should start against U.S.

    Jun 22, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

    With Portugal forced into four, possibly five lineup switches, will their superstar be able to make much of a difference against the USMNT?

  13. Edin Džeko blames referee for Bosnia’s exit from the World Cup

    Jun 22, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    With their opener ruled out and an overlooked foul in the build-up to Nigeria’s goal, Bosnia may be right to feel wronged.

  14. Jurgen Klinsmann wants USMNT to put Cristiano Ronaldo in his place

    Jun 22, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

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    The U.S. coach is also encouraging his team to take a mental break from their opponents, turning the focus on their own capabilities instead.

  15. Switzerland hampered by the loss of Steve von Bergen

    Jun 22, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

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    The Swiss are even on points with Ecuador, but their road to the knockout stages will be much more difficult without the center back.

  16. World Cup Today: U.S. can advance with a win over Portugal

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

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    Sunday’s final game could allow the USMNT to progress to the knockout stages – but there’s reason to watch the other matches as well.

  17. Manaus will be wet, sticky – nothing the U.S. hasn’t seen before

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

    United States players United States' Kyle Beckerman, centre left and teammate Michael Bradley, centre right celebrate after the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Temperatures and humidity will both reach above 80 tomorrow in the Amazon.

  18. Pre-game focus: Three areas to watch when U.S. faces Portugal

    Jun 21, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Testing Johnson’s switch, the width of the midfield, and replacing Jozy up top.

  19. Odemwingie’s goal holds up as Nigeria eliminates Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Jun 21, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Joseph Yobo of Nigeria and Tino Sven Susic of Bosnia and Herzegovina compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal on June 21, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.

    First half controversy was the difference as Nigeria claimed its first World Cup victory in 16 years.

  20. Germany formation against Ghana sheds light on Klinsmann’s roots

    Jun 21, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The two teams played virtually identical lineups in their matchups with Ghana, and one could argue the USMNT deployed it better.

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