Portugal knocked out despite victory over Ghana

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Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana in Brasilia, but it was insufficient to keep them from crashing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on goal difference.

Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 in their last group match of the World Cup on Thursday but both were eliminated from Group G as the United States, who lost to Germany 1-0 in the other match, finished second on goal difference.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner in the 80th minutes.

Germany advanced to the last 16 as group leader on seven points and the United States are second on four, ahead of Portugal (4) and Ghana (1).

Portugal took the lead in the 30th minute thanks to an own goal from John Boye, who turned a cross into his own net. Asamoah Gyan equalized the score in the 57th minute before Ronaldo fired home the winner.


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