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2014 World Cup: USA Vice-President Biden to watch country's opener against Ghana

Published on: 09 May 2014
Joe Biden says he will attend Ghana's clash against the USA

United States Vice-President Joe Biden will watch his country's 2014 World Cup opener against Ghana in Brazil next month, the White House has revealed.

Biden says he plans to meet with Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff while in Brazil next month for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Biden shared the news with Rouseff by phone on Thursday.

The White House says Biden told her he plans to attend the June 16 match in Natal, Brazil, between the U.S. and Ghana.

Biden will later visit the national capital, Brasilia, to meet with Rouseff and Brazil's vice-president.

Biden's meeting with Rouseff comes amid ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Brazil over American surveillance and revelations that the National Security Agency spied on Rouseff and her closest advisers. Rouseff cancelled a state visit to Washington last October in protest.

Brazil expects 600,000 foreign visitors and 3 million Brazilian tourists during the month-long tournament.


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  • Benny says:
    May 09, 2014 09:07 am
    Who cares,we are all going to watch it.What is the big deal.Can't stand politicians.They are a pain in the butt.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 09, 2014 09:23 am
    2 goals to nail final score.
  • jnrb says:
    May 09, 2014 10:02 am
    And so what? Come what may, Ghana will surely put USA at his rightful place, we have done it before and we shall repeat that.
  • milky says:
    May 09, 2014 09:19 pm
    Yeah who cares about this guy at our the game. He probably knows nothing about soccer. And also its uncle Joe!!! hahaha
  • 21guns says:
    May 09, 2014 10:57 am
    Even Clinton was in the stands when gyan eliminated usa, so like who really cares of bidon