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U.S. sends presidential delegation to FIFA final in Vancouver

07/04/2015 05:18 EDT | Updated 07/04/2016 05:59 EDT
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be in Vancouver to cheer the Americans on against reigning champions, Japan, in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final this Sunday, July 5.

President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would send a presidential delegation to the match.

It's the second time in a row, the U.S. will play Japan for Women's World Cup soccer supremacy.

In 2011, Japan bested the USA in a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory, following a 2–2 draw after extended time, making Japan the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup.

Biden will join the presidential delegation led by Dr. Jill Biden.

The Bidens will be joined by the Honorable Bruce Heyman, United States Ambassador to Canada; the Honorable Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs; Mia Hamm, two-time World Cup Champion and Olympic gold medalist; and Mr. Cobi Jones, three-time U.S. Men's World Cup player.

The vice president will also meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper while in Vancouver. 

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