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German newspaper gives Jurgen Klinsmann black eye ahead of USA-Germany game

  • Marcus Burnan

The United States of America take on Germany in the crucial Group G match up on Thursday afternoon.

The head coach for the United States is Jurgen Klinsmann.  As everyone knows, Klinsmann was a legendary striker for the German national team for a decade between 1987 and 1998.  He was also the head coach for the Geran national team between 2004 and 2006.

(I would like to briefly point out a slight mistake that some other websites are mentioning, Klinsmann did not lead the German team to the World Cup win in 1990, Lothar Matthaus was the captain for that tournament not Klinsmann.  Klinsmann did become the captain eventually but it wasn’t in 1990 as some say.)

As head coach of the German national team in the 2006 World Cup, Klinsmann guided the team to a third-place finish   Many analysts had severely under-estimated the Germans that year and predicted they wouldn’t make it out of the group stage in a tournament they hosted.

Klinsmann is now the head coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team.  His assistant for the 2006 campaign, Joachim Loew is was the man who replaced Klinsmann as head coach for the German national team.

So Klinsmann has a bit of history with the German team.  That has prompted a German tabloid to have a bit of fun with Photoshop on the eve of the clash to decide the Group G winner.

The headline reads: ‘Klinsi, today you will see stars’.

H/T: For the Win

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