Vice President Joe Biden, White House Catch World Cup Fever

Jun 17, 2014 12:09pm

The White House has officially caught World Cup fever, and Vice President Biden is leading the way on the celebrations.

The vice president traveled to Brazil Monday and watched the World Cup game between the U.S. team and Ghana. After the thrilling U.S. victory, the vice president stopped by the U.S. team’s locker room to congratulate them.

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“This is a kick man,” Biden, who was accompanied by his granddaughter and nephew, told one of the players in the locker room.

One of the soccer players showed the vice president a challenge coin Biden had previously given him. The tradition goes that if Biden does not have his coin on him the next time they meet, Biden buys the person a round of drinks.

“I owe the drinks!” Biden said. As he was leaving, the vice president, who does not drink alcohol,told the player he would make good on the drinks…some day.

Back in the U.S., White House officials and staff cheered on the team together at the White House, according to a picture from President Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.

 

President Obama wished the team good luck prior to Tuesday’s matchup.

 

The U.S. team faces off against Portugal on Sunday.

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