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So, the U.S. plays Germany at noon Thursday in one of the biggest World Cup games of the tournament.

And you have to work. What can you do?

Don't worry. Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U.S. team, has distributed a handwritten note you can give to your boss to get out of work.

Klinsmann acknowledges the absence might hurt productivity, but adds "it is for an important cause." He pushes for approval by closing with a line that the boss should take the day off, too.

Go ahead, give it a try. Go USA!

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