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Blinken wants France win in World Cup if US team eliminated

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  • 2nd December, 2022 06:42:15 PM
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Blinken wants France win in World Cup if US team eliminated

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State who spent much of his childhood in Paris, said he could support the French soccer team in the World Cup if the U.S. team got knocked out before the French.

The United States play Netherlands in the first knock-out stage on Saturday, while France face Poland on Sunday, Hindustan Times reported.

"I support the United States team but if they cannot make it to the very end and France manages to get there, well in that case - 'Allez Les Bleus!'," Blinken told France 2 TV, referring to the "Les Bleus" nickname for the French team.

Blinken's comments came as US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron aimed to show the strong ties and political friendships between France and America, as Macron made a state visit to the United States.

Biden rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for celebrities, lawmakers, and titans of industry at the White House's first state dinner in honour of Macron.

The United States play Netherlands in the first knock-out stage on Saturday, while France face Poland on Sunday.