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U.S. team offers absence slips to fans for match against Germany

U.S. team offers absence slips to fans for match against Germany
U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley (4) and forward Clint Dempsey head to the sideline to celebrate Dempsey's goal against Portugal on Sunday. The U.S. team will advance with a win or tie against Germany on Thursday. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

Everyone now has an official excuse slip from work Thursday to enjoy the highly anticipated World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany – kind of.

Staff with the U.S. men's national team tweeted a mock excuse slip, signed by Coach Juergen Klinsmann, Wednesday afternoon requesting all employers give fans the day off to enjoy the game.

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The tongue-in-cheek piece of paper worked to get fans even more hyped for the crucial World Cup group game, gaining more than 4,400 retweets minutes after it was posted.

"I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause," the slip says.

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Should the U.S. win or tie the match it will advance to the knockout round of 16. There is also a chance the U.S. could advance even if it lost to Germany, depending on the outcome of the Ghana-Portugal match.

The game begins at 9 a.m. PDT on ESPN

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