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How to Watch the World Cup at Work: U.S. Soccer Coach Offers Absence Excuse Note for Fans

By Adam Warner
|  Thursday, Jun 26, 2014  |  Updated 5:57 AM CDT
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World Cup at Work: U.S. Coach Gives Fans an Excuse Note

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Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States celebrates his team's 2-1 victory over Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

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If your boss is a soccer fan, you may be in luck.

The U.S. soccer team will face Germany, its toughest World Cup opponent yet, in a highly anticipated match Thursday that's sure to grab a lot of attention on both sides of the Atlantic.

Unfortunately for Americans, the match is set for 12:00 p.m. ET smack dab in the middle of the work day. But not to worry! U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has American fans covered.

Klinsmann put together an absence excuse letter that the U.S. soccer team tweeted Wednesday evening, in a good-natured but improbable effort to help fans get out of work to watch the big match Thursday.

Here's the letter: 

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