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Juergen Klinsmann not happy with referee assigned to U.S.-Belgium game
Juergen Klinsmann not happy with referee assigned to U.S.-Belgium game

Since moving to his adopted country, German-born Juergen Klinsmann has picked up on the gamesmanship for which the fraternity of American sports coaches is notorious. On the eve of its World Cup encounter with Belgium, the Team USA headmaster griped over FIFA assigning an Algerian referee to work the game. Klinsmann, in a stretch that would make a yoga instructor proud, expressed concern about bias because Algeria belonged to the same group as Belgium. Also, that the U.S. beat Algeria way back in 2010. Also, that Djamel Haimoudi, the man tooting the whistle, speaks French, the native tongue of the Algerians. Klinsmann glossed over the fact that all referees are required to speak Team...

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