Biden to attend soccer's World Cup tournament

The Associated Press
Biden to attend soccer's World Cup tournament
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry, unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy, the actual trophy that will be awarded to the winner of this year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, Monday, April 14, 2014, during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament.

The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game.

Brazil expects 600,000 foreign visitors and 3 million Brazilian tourists during the monthlong tournament.

Biden got a look at the World Cup trophy Monday when it came to the State Department. The vice president also led the U.S. delegation to the last World Cup and called it ''the most consequential sporting event in the world.''

He says the tournament brings countries together, and people from every part of the world will be cheering on their team.