The US debuted at the World Cup in Qatar with a draw against Wales, but the lack of victory was not due to lack of support — and loud support. Hours before the Americans took the field, at Al Rayyan Stadium, Joe Biden personally called the national team to wish them luck.
“I know they are not favorites, but this team has some of the best players in the world and they represent this country. I know that they will play with their hearts. Let’s surprise them. Keep trusting each other and play as much as you can for yourself, for your families, for your teammates. The whole country is behind you. I wanted to be there to see you,” the President of the United States said in a phone call and in a video shared by the North American team, where the team can also be seen listening to Biden’s words and thanking selector Gregg Berhalter.
Wait, the president is on the line…???? pic.twitter.com/N6CxwOhqgN
— USA Men’s National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 20, 2022
Team USA returned to the World Cup after missing the last championship in Russia and in 2018, and benefited from one of the best generations ever. The United States is in Group B along with Wales, England and Iran. and their best result at the World Cup – reaching the quarterfinals in 2002 – They beat Portugal in the group stage last year.
Bale and the theory that nicknames don’t win even if they have a Golden Ball legacy (US-Wales Chronicle)