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2014-06-26 12:09
Jurgen Klinsmann (AFP)
Cape Town - The United States clash against Germany today in their final game of the group stages of the World Cup in the hope of securing their spot in the last 16.

Both countries have four points in Group G and a draw would put both through to the next round, with Germany as group winner on goal difference.

Germany, though, badly wants to beat its former coach and star player Jurgen Klinsmann, who is now in charge of the US team. The Americans, meanwhile, need a win to avoid Belgium in the next round, so there will be no shortage of motivation come tonight's game.

"I don't think that we are made for draws," said Klinsmann, while Germany defender Mats Hummels said it would be "highly unsportsmanlike" not to go for a win.

Klinsmann also stressed the importance of having as many US fans behind them. He even went as far as to write a letter to help fans get out of work to watch their match against Germany.

In a letter posted on Twitter, Klinsmann told bosses all over the country: "I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace but I can assure you that it is for an important cause."

Klinsmann tweeted:

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