United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann walks a practice field during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Germany rejected criticism Monday from U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann that FIFA deliberately scheduled matches and locations to benefit favourites because the Germans have an extra day to recover ahead of Thursday's clash.Germany have an extra day to rest and prepare for their Group G showdown Thursday in Recife after playing out a 2-2 draw Saturday afternoon in Fortaleza while the United States played to a 2-2 draw Sunday night against Portugal in Manaus.Klinsmann, who coached Germany from 2004 to 2006 and led them to third place at the 2006 World Cup, said Monday the Germans would definitely have an advantage over his team with an extra day to recover and shorter travel distance to Recife.
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