Tim Weah and the USMNT booked their ticket to the Round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar the following day and that did not go unnoticed by George Weah, Timothy’s father and now president of Liberia, who embraced his son in an emotional embrace.
FIFA highlighted George’s embrace with Tim
George Weah can boast that he won the Ballon d’Or in 1995, but he never got to play in a World Cup because his country, Liberia, did not qualify, so he sees his son Tim as the ideal way to achieve that World Cup dream.
After the final whistle blew, the United States defeated Iran 1-0 and while the protagonists of the victory were on their way to the locker room, Tim met his father George and his mother, and the family embraced and the FIFA Twitter account uploaded it.
Tim Weah already made his presence felt as a goal scorer in the Qatar World Cup when the USMNT drew against Wales in his debut as a World Cup player, and there the story of a player who was born on New York soil, but whose father is the legend of Liberia exploded and since then, the personal branding for the current striker has been exhaustive.
Who will be the next opponent for the USMNT and Tim Weah?
Now the U.S. faces the Netherlands, and they need a full Tim Weah to face their most important match in 11 years, as the Americans have not qualified for the Round of 16 since then.