Footage of Heartwarming Moment George Weah Congratulates Son After USA Reach Last 16 Emerges

Footage of Heartwarming Moment George Weah Congratulates Son After USA Reach Last 16 Emerges

  • Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah was spotted hugging his son after USA beat Iran at the World Cup
  • Timothy Weah played a key role as the United States reached the last 16 of the competition in Qatar
  • The United States of America will face the Netherlands in the second round of the tournament on December 3

Liberia President George Weah took the moment to celebrate his son, Timothy Weah, after the United States progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup.

Weah played an instrumental role as USA beat Iran 1-0 to qualify to the next stage of the tournament in Qatar.

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George Weah has been spotted hugging his son as USS progress at the World Cup. Credit: @USMNT @MimosaFawaz
Source: Twitter

In a video that was shared on social media, George Weah is seen hugging his son as he congratulated him for his latest achievement.

Although Weah's father is a Liberian football legend, Timothy decided to represent the United States, the country of his birth.

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The Lille forward scored the opener for the United States in their Group B game against Wales.

"We worked so hard as a group to be in these types of positions and Iran played a beautiful game," Weah told Fox Sports as quoted by Daily Mail.
"But, you know, thanks to Christian, he put it away and got hurt in the process, but we love him and thank him and we're through. So, it is a great feeling."

The United States will face the Netherlands in the last 16 of the World Cup on December 3.

Timothy Weah scores USA's first goal at the World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that USA forward Timothy Weah produced a sublime finish, to give his country the first goal against Wales in their opening 2022 World Cup game.

This is USA's first World Cup since 2014, and the signs in their opening match are promising despite having an inexperienced squad. Timothy Weah is the first USA player born in the 2000s to score at the World Cup.

Weah plays his club football for French giants Lille, and he has now realized his World Cup dreams, 12 years after his father took him to the final of the 2010 edition when he was just 10.

Timothy Weah makes history with USA

Timothy Weah, son of Liberia President George Weah, has become the first child of a former Ballon d'Or winner to score at the World Cup.

The 22-year-old scored the opener in the Group B game between the United States and Wales.

Although his father played for the Liberian national team and is currently president of the West African country, Weah decided to represent America - the country of his birth.

Source: Sports Brief News