- President Joe Biden celebrated the victory of the US men’s soccer team on Tuesday in Michigan.
- The president rushed to the stage after closing remarks to announce the team’s triumph.
- “USA, USA, that’s a great game, man!” biden saidas the crowd briefly chanted “USA.”
President Joe Biden rushed back to the podium after delivering economic remarks in Michigan on Tuesday to congratulate the US men’s national soccer team on securing a pivotal victory against Iran to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. .
The president was in Bay City, Michigan, this week to discuss his administration’s economic plans as the United States men’s soccer team won a close 1-0 game against Iran. Biden had already left the stage and appeared to be mingling with the press and officials when he returned directly to the podium. video shows
Grabbing the microphone, Biden delivered the final score of the match, raising his fist in the air to cheers and applause from the crowd.
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“USA, USA, that’s a great game, man!” biden saidas the crowd briefly chanted “USA.”
“When I spoke to the coach and the players I told them ‘you can do this.’ They said ‘uh’. They did it,” he said. “God loves them. Anyway, I just thought you’d want to listen.”
After his announcement, the president left the stage again.
The US team’s victory in the key match marks the first time the team will play in the knockout rounds of a World Cup in eight years. However, the win was slightly marred by various injuries to key players throughout the match.