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Japanese fan clean the tribune after a Group C football match between Japan and Greece. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 3

The World Cup is still in motion and a lot of crazy things are happening in Brazil. Here are five things that you may have missed during the World Cup this past week.

06/23/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  American fans react as Portugal scores a last-minute goal to tie the U.S. 2-2 while watching a video broadcast at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Portugal Ties U.S. On Late Varela Goal

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.

06/22/2014

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during their Group F football match against Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE        (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Messi Goal Lifts Argentina To 1-0 Win Over Iran

Lionel Messi scored a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Iran on Saturday and secure his team’s place in the second round of the World Cup.

06/21/2014

6 Things To Know Before USA-Portugal World Cup Matchup

With the U.S. and Portugal set to square off on Sunday at 6pm ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Group G has been called the group of death by many because and it’s starting to live up to it’s nickname.

06/21/2014

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo stretches with the help of a staff member during a training session at the team's base camp in Campinas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 20, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal’s Ronaldo Prepares For U.S. Wearing Knee Brace

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.

06/20/2014

Brian McBride of the U.S. (L) celebrates with team captain Claudio Reyna (C) after scoring the opening goal against Mexico during their World Cup match on June 17, 2002 in Jeonju, South Korea. The U.S. upset Mexico 2-0. (Photo by Chung Sun-Jun/Getty Images)

15 Biggest Wins In U.S. Soccer History

The U.S. is catching World Cup fever. And indeed, America has had its share of memorable soccer moments. Let’s count down the top 15 in USMNT history.

06/20/2014

Jurgen Klinsmann

U.S. Turns Attention To Portugal As World Cup Fever Hits Home

Players hope to become the first American team to win consecutive World Cup games since a 2-0 start at the very first tournament in 1930.

06/18/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Beckerman #5 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Kyle Beckerman

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team midfielder Kyle Beckerman.

06/17/2014

HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 01: Jozy Altidore #17 of United States and Caner Erkin #18 of Turkey fight for the ball in the first half during an international friendly match at Red Bull Arena on June 1, 2014 in Harrison, New Jersey.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Forward Jozy Altidore

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team forward Jozy Altidore.

06/17/2014

Omar Gonzalez of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender Omar Gonzalez

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team defender Omar Gonzalez.

06/17/2014

Nevada Smiths World Cup

World Cup Fever Grips New York City Soccer Fans

Fans were bedecked in red, white and blue Monday evening, as the U.S. took on Ghana in the World Cup.

06/16/2014

US's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to players during a training session in Das Dunas Stadium, Natal, on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their match against Ghana in the 2014 FIFA football World Cup.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 2

Lots of news coming out of Brazil as the 2014 World Cup got underway. Here are 5 things you missed for week 2.

06/16/2014

Jurgen Klinsmann speaks with the U.S. team during training at Estadio das Dunas on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S. Out To Prove Itself In World Cup Rematch Against Ghana

Ghana beat the Americans by identical 2-1 scores in the final group-stage game at Germany in 2006 and in the second round at South Africa four years ago.

06/16/2014

United States fans react to a call during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Americans Who Ignore MLS, NASL Aren’t Real Soccer Fans

Chances are you’ll encounter plenty of soccer fans ahead of Monday’s U.S.-Ghana match. But guess what? They’re not real fans if they pooh-pooh the teams in their own backyard.

06/16/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

World Cup Fever Has New Yorkers Noticing Soccer Stars On And Off The Field

World Cup excitement has hit a fever pitch in New York, but for many people the interest in soccer stars goes beyond their talents on the field.

06/14/2014

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