The FIFA World Cup fever has touched every corner of the world, including the White House. Ahead of USMNT’s match against Iran a new signboard was put up at the White House wishing USMNT good luck. “Go Team USA We are all behind you,” the sign said.
Before USMNT’s previous match against England, president Joe Biden called the team and wished them good luck. The video of POTUS speaking to USMNT in the dressing room was shared by the USMNT Twitter handle.
“Coach, put me on, I’m ready to play,” Joe Biden joked on the phone call. To the players, he said: “I know you’re the underdog, but I’ll tell you what, man, you’ve got some of the best players in the world on your team. You are representing this country, and I know you’re gonna play your hearts out. So let’s go shock ’em all.”
The match will be a thrilling contest as whoever wins will go to the Round of 16 from Group A. However, the match is hyper even more due to the geopolitical tensions between Iran and USA and the memories of the previous matches between the two have come alive in the wake of the clash at Al Khalifa Stadium.
In the other Group A fixture, England will be taking on neighbour Wales. With a win and draw, England are in a good place to top the group and qualify for the Round of 16.
However, Wales, who have a loss and draw in the last two matches, will have to pull off a win against the Three Lions to have even the slightest chance at the Round of 16.