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WATCH: Will Ferrell rallies U.S. soccer fans: ‘I will bite every German player, if I have to’

RECIFE, Brazil — Comedian Will Ferrell made a surprise visit to a U.S. soccer team rally in Brazil on the eve of Thursday’s World Cup match against Germany.

He was introduced as a mock replacement by U.S. Soccer and was unveiled as its “secret weapon.”

“I’m so honored to be playing tomorrow,” Ferrell said. He later added, “I’m not in soccer shape right now, but I’m going to try my best to live up to the spirit of this American team.”

He also revealed a special plan if the game gets close.

“I will bite the opponent,” he said. “I will bite every German player, if I have to.”