United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann has produced a cheeky hand-written letter for American fans who want to skip work in order to watch his team's World Cup game against Germany.
The United States will qualify for the second round of the tournament if they draw or win against Germany in Recife in a game which starts at mid-day Eastern Time.
In the style of a 'doctor's note', Klinsmann addresses employers and asks them to forgive their staff for their absence.
The letter was distributed on social networks by US Soccer.
Interest in Klinsmann's team and the World Cup in general has reached new heights in the States with record television audiences and widespread media coverage.
Viewing parties at bars and public areas have taken off as a popular way of watching games.
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