After defeating Ghana in their first 2014 FIFA World Cup match, USA will be riding high on confidence and will look to make the most of this opportunity when they next face Portugal in what can be considered to be another cracker if a game in this year’s group stage.
Portugal were thrashed 4-0 by Germany as they paid the price of relying heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo, their star player. Germany found out the answers to Ronaldo’s attacks and he was dealt with properly with the German defense. Hence Portugal failed to find the net in the whole match. Portugal should now realize that the game of football is won by 11 players combined and not just one.
USA will have the chance to qualify for the next round if they can pull off another victory here, since they next face Germany, an opposition that will be very difficult to defeat. USA know this is their chance as a defeat here could mean their destiny is decided by how other results pan out.
Here is all the information about the USA vs Portugal match and how you can Watch Online USA vs Portugal Live Streaming 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: According to news reports, 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.
Watch Online USA vs Portugal Live Streaming 2014 World Cup
BBC will broadcast USA vs Portugal game in United Kingdom while ESPN will be showing it in the USA.
“A link will be updated here one hour before the start of the match”
USA vs Portugal Predictions
Portugal, having been defeated by Germany ruthlessly, are still the favorites to win this match just because of their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, if the USA defense can find a way to stop Ronaldo, we could see USA progressing through to the next round.
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