The eyes of many U.S. soccer fans, new and old, will be glued to a TV screen, phone or computer starting at noon Thursday as the United States takes on Germany in the World Cup.
And the midday kickoff means many fans' eyes likely will be less focused on other things. Namely, that thing called work.
But don't worry, U.S. Soccer head coach Jürgen Klinsmann has you covered. Check out this fun note the coach and team shared on Twitter:
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So instead of faking a cough or stomach ache that'll 'magically' disappear when the game is over, just run over to your closest printer.
Chances are, your boss may be printing the note, too.