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Jozy Altidore to miss US-Germany World Cup game

Jozy Altidore to miss US-Germany World Cup game

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore vs. Ghana. June 16th, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/Credit: Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the United States’ World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.

The forward was injured in the Americans’ opening 2-1 win against Ghana on June 16 and didn’t play in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that if the Americans qualify for the knockout stage, “we’ll have a good chance to have him back again.”

Germany has four points and leads Group G on goal difference over the U.S. Portugal and Ghana, who also play Thursday, have one point apiece.

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