Despite the late Welsh equalizer on Monday night, a dream came true for Timothy Weah – and the famous father was able to celebrate in the stands.
Al-Rajjan – “It’s a dream come true for every attacker and every player who scores at a World Cup,” said the 22-year-old striker after his goal to give the United States a 1-1 lead (1-0 ) against Wales in the group match of the football World Cup in Qatar.
In the 36th minute, Weah, the son of former world footballer and current President of Liberia, George Weah, made it 1-0 for the Americans. “He was here tonight with my mother and my uncle,” Weah said after scoring the first World Cup goal of his career. Other family members were also there. The late 1-1 by Gareth Bale with a penalty (82nd) prevented the OSC Lille attacker from becoming the match winner.
Weah’s father, who stormed for top European clubs Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the 1990s, was always denied a World Cup appearance. Liberia have never played in a final tournament. At least that and even a goal at a World Cup has his son born in New York ahead of the former superstar. dpa