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Barack Obama Called Tim Howard Up And Told Him To Shave Off His Beard

"I don't know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home man."

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The internet declared Howard the saviour of mankind and his name trended for hours.

Best wiki update of the Cup so far, or ever:

Proud that our guys, just like our country, never gave up. Tim Howard--most valuable player in the World Cup. #USMNT

Vice President Biden@VP

Proud that our guys, just like our country, never gave up. Tim Howard--most valuable player in the World Cup. #USMNT

12:08 AM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Ned Stark.

Now U.S. president Barack Obama has taken the time to praise Howard and his captain Clint Dempsey.

#USMNT @Clint_Dempsey and @TimHowardGK got a call from President Obama earlier today in São Paulo.

U.S. Soccer@ussoccer

#USMNT @Clint_Dempsey and @TimHowardGK got a call from President Obama earlier today in São Paulo.

1:11 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The White House released video of Obama making the call.

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During the short conversation, the president told the pair they had done their nation proud and said the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was the first time a U.S. team had had the "entire country focused".

Clint you were fantastic...Tim, I think, I don't know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home man. You are going to have to shave your beard so they don't know who you are.

The president also told Howard and Depsey they had carried themselves with "a lot of class".

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"You guys are really great models for a lot of sportsmen here in the States."

He deserves it.

Im proud to suit up w every one of these guys. It's a tremendous honor to represent this country & a ride I'll never forget. Thx for joining

tim howard@TimHowardGK

Im proud to suit up w every one of these guys. It's a tremendous honor to represent this country & a ride I'll never forget. Thx for joining

2:59 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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