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Vice President Biden to Attend World Cup

  • AFP, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:32 PM

The World Cup trophy made its first stop in the United States on Monday as part of a global tour before heading later to 2014 tournament host Brazil. Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech to the State Department audience gathered to see the coveted trophy. "When it comes to soccer, America is coming on," Biden said. "It's not historically been our game... but 25 million people in the United States play soccer, 80 percent of them are young people who will be players and fans for years to come," Biden said. The world should know, we're coming ready to play." The White House announced that Biden would travel to Brazil in June to attend the World Cup and see at least one USA match. 

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