Soccer-Portugal lead U.S. 1-0 at halftime


MANAUS, Brazil, June 22 (Reuters) - Nani scored in the fifth

minute to give Portugal a 1-0 lead against the United States at

halftime in their Group G match on Sunday, firing home from the

edge of the six-yard box after a defensive error by Geoff


The winger nearly doubled Portugal's lead in the 45th minute

when he struck the post with a long-range shot. U.S. goalkeeper

Tim Howard made a fine save from Eder's follow-up effort.

(Writing by Nigel Hunt; editing by Ken Ferris)

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