As if the Iran and United States relationship needed any more reasons to be tense, this Tuesday the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup saw both countries face each other in a decisive game in which the USMNT was forced to win, as a draw also benefited the Iranians.
The United States won 1-0 and the defeat of the Iranian National Team was celebrated throughout America, given the political tensions between both nations and the civil protests happening in Iran.
Joe Biden celebrated the United States victory over Iran
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, celebrated his national team’s victory over their rivals and congratulated them on advancing to the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
Biden even lead the chant of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, before adding that this was a big game for everybody involved.
“They did it, God love ’em.”
Joe Biden spoke to the USMNT prior to the World Cup
This Tuesday, President Joe Biden recalled his communication with the United States Men’s National Team before they began their participation in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which he wished them good luck ahead of their return to soccer’s biggest stage.
“When I spoke to the coach and the players I said, ‘You can do this.’ They went ‘ehhhh’. They did it, God love ’em.”