The United States and England meet today for one of the World Cup's most anticipated match-ups, 60 years in the making.
The Americans are ranked 14th, while England ranks eighth. But the underdogs say they are ready for a victory that is long overdue, says CBS news correspondent Mark Phillips.
Everybody's optimistic at the beginning of a tournament, especially England fans about to play the U.S. in what the rest of the world calls "football."
"It's the round one, not the funny-shaped one" says one enthusiast.
The English team is being sent into battle with encouragement from British troops in Afghanistan.
"Just like you, we have to hit the target under pressure," said one soldier.
They're being urged on by prime ministers: "Come on, England!" said David Cameron.
But the U.S. team has presidential approval: "Everybody's going to be rooting for you," said Mr. Obama.
And Team USA has something else on its side: History.
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