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Last-second escape act

Varela's goal snatches win away from U.S.

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MANAUS, Brazil — They were less than 30 seconds away. The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer’s showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930. But they wilted in the Amazon heat and humidity. Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano ...

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