USA will have the golden opportunity to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup knockout stage when they face Portugal in their Group G encounter in Arena Amazonia. Portugal, on the other hand will have to win this match at any cost to have a chance of remaining in contention to qualify for the 2014 World Cup knockouts.
USA started their World Cup campaign with a victory over Ghana while Portugal were thrashed by Germany in a one sided encounter. It will be a do-or-die encounter for Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates as they will look to improve their performance and play like a team if they wish to play a bigger part in the 2014 World Cup. On the other hand, USA fresh from their victory over Ghana will be full on confidence will hope that they can cause an upset here and deny Portugal a place in the last 16.
Here are all the USA vs Portugal Highlights 2014 World Cup.
USA vs Portugal 2014 World Cup Date
June 22, 2014
USA vs Portugal 2014 World Cup Kick Off Time
GMT: 12:00 am
Indian Standard Time: 3:30 am(June 23)
USA: 6:00 pm
Brazil: 7:00 pm
USA vs Portugal 2014 World Cup Venue
Stadium: Arena Amazonia
USA and Portugal Team News
USA: Jozy Altidore has officially been ruled out of the second World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday with a strained left hamstring. Hence, this is one position that will need a replacement. Otherwise, the rest of the squad is expected to be the same.
Portugal: Not only did Portugal get a thrashing in their first World Cup game, they were left with a lot of players either injured or suspended. Fabio Coentrao sustained a hamstring and will miss the World Cup, while Hugo Almeida was also injured in the match. Also, Pep was suspended for allegedly “headbutting” Thomas Muller and will miss the match against USA. Coach Paulo Bento is expected to make a lot of changes to the starting X1.
USA vs Portugal Highlights 2014 World Cup
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