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Portugal beat Ghana in vain as both sides bow out

Portugal beat Ghana in vain as both sides bow out

BRASILIA: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the tournament but missed a glut of other chances as Portugal's 2-1 win over incident-hit Ghana on Thursday was not enough to make the second round as both sides exited the World Cup. Portugal finished level on four points with the United States in Group G but the Americans advanced to the last 16 courtesy of a better goal difference despite their 1-0 loss to group winners Germany in Recife. "We are very disappointed. We have to go home and come back stronger," Ghana's…