Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.
Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.
With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugalstill has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.
Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his left knee Friday as his Portugal team held its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the U.S.
U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the injury but said the Americans were hopeful Jozy Altidore can return at some point during the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during the day’s earlier training session, once again raising concerns about the world player of the year’s fitness.
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Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday.
The New York Jets said Wednesday that Portugal will be based at the NFL team’s training center from June 3-9 and go through five workouts there.
The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.
Midfielder Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a reported $132 million fee, making him the world’s most expensive transfer.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of second-half goals, Kaka had three assists against his former and perhaps future team and Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition at Yankee Stadium.
World soccer giants Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-German are all set to play at Yankee Stadium this summer.
Irina Shayk learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman’s show that she won the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. “I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it,” Shayk said.