Obama watches US in World Cup on way to Minnesota

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn’t available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch some of the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Germany.

About midway through the approximately two-and-a-half-hour flight, aides brought still photographers to Obama’s airborne conference room to capture him watching the match. Bowls of chips and other snacks were laid out on the table.

Several top aides watched along with Obama, including senior advisers Valerie Jarrett, who sat beside the president, and Dan Pfeiffer.

The final score came after Obama landed in Minneapolis.

Germany defeated the U.S. 1-0, but both teams advance to the tournament’s next round.

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