The reactions to last night's (Tuesday) historic victory of the United States team 0:1 over Iran, in one of the most political encounters known to soccer fields around the world in recent years, continue to flow.
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The president of the country, Joe Biden, congratulated the players at the end: "It was a great game.
When I talked to the players and the coach I told them they could do it, they went and did it.
God loves them."
Biden returns to microphone to announce US victory over Iran in the World Cup:
"USA! USA! That's a big game, man. When I spoke to the coach and the players, I said, 'You can do this.'
They went 'eh.'
They did it, God love 'em. Anyway, just thought you might want to hear."
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 29, 2022
NBA star LeBron James also joined in the congratulations and tweeted: "Congratulations on qualifying.
Keep it up".
@USMNT CONGRATS MEN on advancing!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 29, 2022
The coach of the American team, Greg Berhalter, concluded: "In the first half, we showed what we can do in terms of football.
In the second half, we showed what we can do in terms of our determination.
I have no update on this."
He added: "It was quite stressful, I have less hair on my head.
We have to remember that we are undefeated heading into the round of 16."
A huge evening, photo: AFP
The Americans' first goal scorer in the current World Cup, Timothy Waugh, also commented on the importance of the achievement: "I always say it's us against the world.
Nobody believed that we could play good football, so we came here to try to show it to the whole world."
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