Football: Vice-president Biden to attend Women's World Cup final

Football: Vice-president Biden to attend Women's World Cup final
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VANCOUVER - US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill will be part of an American "presidential delegation" to the Women's World Cup final in Canada on Sunday.

Second Lady Jill Biden will lead President Barack Obama's delegation for the final in BC Place Stadium where the United States play holders Japan in a rematch of the 2011 title game.

"We're honored to be part of the Women's World Cup Final," the Bidens said in a statement.

"Team USA has inspired millions around the globe - especially girls and other young athletes who know that the power of sports can change lives. The team is a source of pride and unity, and we can't wait to see them represent the United States on the world stage. Let's cheer the team on and bring the World Cup trophy home."

The delegation will also include US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan, and former United Stages players Cobi Jones and Mia Hamm.

The United States women's team are bidding for a record third title after 1991 and 1999.

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