Joe Biden and the Moroccan Prime Minister watched the semi-finals

In reality, Joe Biden finished his speech to African leaders four minutes into the game, just in time to see Theo Hernandez’s goal.

He had promised it, he did it: Joe Biden, aware of having spoken just before the France-Morocco World Cup semi-final, sent his speech to African leaders gathered at the summit in Washington to watch the match with the Moroccan prime minister. Minister.

The US president, facing some fifty heads of state, including Liberia’s, joked former soccer star George Weah, whose son Tim plays for the US team, in the introduction: “I’m sure you’re saying ‘Make it short Biden,’ (…) there is a semi-final coming up.”

He also welcomed the presence of Morocco at this stage of the competition, a first for an African nation, which caused applause in the room.

In fact, his speech lasted a long quarter of an hour, 17 minutes to be exact, ending at 14:04 … four minutes after kick-off and just in time for the opener for France by Theo Hernandez.

He then watched the first half with Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch and other leaders attending the summit, the White House confirmed.

He left the enclosure where the discussions take place at 2.48pm, just after the break.

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