All my life, I have loved trying to figure out sports tiebreakers. They are like sports sudoku puzzles or the impossibly addictive 2048 game which now takes up roughly 18 hour a day for me. Tiebreakers. Magic numbers. NFL playoff possibilities. This stuff has always been fun, and in this way (and in only this way) the shocking (and, grrr, brilliant) last second goal by Portugal Sunday is a gift. Had the U.S. held on for just 30 more seconds, they would be through to the knockout round of the World Cup.
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