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Joe Biden Is Going to the World Cup

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Vice President Joe Biden walks to the stage during the graduation ceremony for the United States Air Force Academy class of 2014 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 28, 2014. Michael Ciaglo—AP

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Vice President Joe Biden will attend the World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana in Brazil on June 16.

The White House confirmed Thursday that Biden will join fans at the game in Natal, Brazil during a trip to that country, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. He’s also scheduled to meet with the leaders of each of the countries—including Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, for whom it’s likely to be a particularly busy month, and Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, days after a runoff election in his country will determine if he’ll be serving another term.

The game will be the opening match for the U.S. World Cup team. It’s also the contest the team has the best chance of winning — they’re also slated to face Portugal and Germany, playing in what is considered one of the toughest groups of the competition.

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