ctor Will Ferrell is seen during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, March 26, 2014.
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World Cup: Will Ferrell to sub for Team USA?!

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The “secret weapon” of the U.S. Men’s National Team crashed a pep rally in Recife, Brazil ahead of the U.S. vs. Germany match - and took a shot at Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who has been suspended from World Cup action for biting an Italian defender.

In a red, white, and blue kit, Ferrell led the crowd in cheers and praised the spirit of the #USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team).  He also promised to do whatever it takes - even show his teeth - to win. 

Spoiler alert: Ferrell was never called off the bench for the match, which the U.S lost 1-0 to Germany.   The #USMNT finished second in Group G behind Germany and both teams advance to the Round of 16.  The U.S next plays Belgium in a knockout match Tuesday, July 1st at 4pm ET.  

But U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he’s optimistic that injured striker Jozy Altidore, who Ferrell volunteered to sub in for, will be back in action. 

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World Cup: Will Ferrell to sub for Team USA?!

Updated