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Ignacio Jaimes and his son Daniel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro 6-year-old will have the best seat in the house for the 2018 FIFA World Cup — he’ll be there in Russia!

Daniel is one of only five kids in the U.S. chosen by McDonald’s as a sweepstakes winner. He and his dad, Ignacio Jaimes, posted their “special handshake” in a social media sweepstakes and won a trip to Russia, complete with Daniel escorting the players onto the field for the Mexico-Germany match on Father’s Day.

The 6-year-old said soccer is his favorite sport, and he’s rooting for Mexico.

Click here for the World Cup viewing schedule, right here on FOX4.


Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had the wrong age for Daniel due to incorrect information from a source. The story has been updated.