RIO DE JANEIRO — When the final whistle blew on the United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday, fans fell all over themselves screaming, cheering and celebrating.
It was definitely a strange scene.
But the loss, coupled by Ghana’s 2-1 loss to Portugal, was one of the many scenarios that put the United States through to the Round of 16, a feat not many expected when the “Group of Death” was initially announced many months ago.
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“Obviously we were all pissed when they got in the ‘Group of Death,’ but I’m excited that we’re advancing out of it and I’m excited that we at least have done what we have done and came through with the results that we’ve had,” said Caitlin Cammarata, who watched the match during fan fest on Copacabana Beach in Rio. “Wish we would have come away with a win today and it’s kind of depressing, kind of a heartbreaker, but at theRead More »from Fans confident the 'Group of Death' has the U.S. ready for knockout stages