US gets presidential seal of approval as Clinton attends critical World Cup game vs AlgeriaBy AP
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
First Fan: Clinton on hand to support US at WCup
PRETORIA, South Africa — Former President Bill Clinton is on hand to support the United States for its critical game against Algeria at the World Cup.
Clinton is the honorary chairman of the U.S. bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022 and joined U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati in a VIP box behind the team benches about a half-hour before Wednesday’s game. Wearing a red-and-white checked shirt and blue tie, Clinton waved and gave a thumbs up as U.S. fans in the seats in front of him took pictures.
Clinton earlier showed his support for the U.S. team by joining President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for the White House sendoff on May 27.
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