Miller Brewing Co. promised 100,000 free beers in America following the USA’s 2-1 over England in the semifinals of the FIFA Women World Cup.
The Miller Lite Twitter account made a last-minute bet after Budweiser pledged to give away 100,000 free beers in England if its team won.
Miller tweeted sometime around halftime of the game: “Okay, Bud, you’re on. We’ll take the U.S. If we win, we’re giving away 100,000 free beers right here in the good ol’ USA. #TeamUSA.”
Christen Press, who started in place of Megan Rapinoe, opened the scoring for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 10th minute before Ellen White tied it for England in the 19th minute. Alex Morgan, playing on the same day as her 30th birday, put the U.S. back on top in the 32nd minute and then celebrated with a spot of tea.
The USWNT advanced to the Women’s World Cup final for the third consecutive time and fifth overall and will face the winner of Wednesday’s game between Sweden and the Netherlands for the 2019 title.
After the game, Miller said it would make good on its promise.
“WHEN THEY WIN, WE ALL WIN. ENJOY YOUR FREE MILLER LITE, AMERICA. Details coming soon,” Miller tweeted.
Budweiser is the official partner of the English squad. The team, nicknamed Lionesses, lost in the semifinals for the second consecutive World Cup.