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

The final match will see the American team take on the reigning champions, Japan, for the second time in a row.

Vice-President Joe Biden and prominent ex-players to attend Women's World Cup title game

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, left, exchange smiles with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2013. On Sunday, their countries face off in soccer's Women's World Cup final. (REUTERS)

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 on Sunday.

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

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

In 2011, Japan bested the U.S. 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 his wife, Jill Biden.

The Bidens will be joined by Bruce Heyman, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada; Mia Hamm, two-time Women's World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist; and 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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