President Obama Takes a Break from International Relations for World Cup

"It's nerve racking," President Obama told reporters as he watched a bit of overtime during the World Cup soccer match between the United States and Ghana.  The President slipped into a room at his Toronto hotel to catch a glimpse of the game which went into overtime after both teams scored one goal each.  His sports break was squeezed in between two bilateral meetings being held on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Toronto - the first one held with the new British Prime Minister David Cameron and the second one with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.  Ironically, the United States tied England in an earlier World Cup game.

In a statement released earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama and Ghana President John Atta Mills agreed to exchange team jerseys next time they meet.  The United States eventually lost the match 2-1.

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