USA fans’ triumphant World Cup chant backfires

The Rio Report

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Jubilant United States fans were all too happy to bellow out their latest chant with just seconds left in their nation’s clash with Portugal and the scoreboard reading 2-1 in their favour.

But what started out as a raucous rendition of the now ever-present anthem ‘I believe that we will win’ soon faded out into near-silence as Portugal snatched a 95th minute equaliser.

One fan responded by repeatedly swinging a flag against the floor of Hattiesburg’s Keg and Barrel pub as another onlooker’s novelty necklace continued to awkwardly glow intermittently.

Watch the chant and aftermath below:

USA now need a point in their final group game with Germany to guarantee themselves a spot in the knockout stages.

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