World Cup 2014: United States and Jurgen Klinsmann Face German Friends and Foes

In a Group D encounter at the FIFA World Cup, Germany coach Joachim Loew will be managing against US coach Jurgen Klinsmann, his former boss.

updated: June 26, 2014 17:39 IST
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U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is facing Germany, the nation he helped win the 1990 World Cup title.

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Recife, Brazil: When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

Jones, like four American teammates and his coach, will be familiar with both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the "Deutschlandlied" before the United States' World Cup game against Germany.

After playing three games in 2008 for the nation in which he grew up, Jones switched allegiance to the U.S. two years later.

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