Skipping work for the World Cup? There's an excuse note for that - Tucson News Now

Skipping work for the World Cup? There's an excuse note for that

The U.S. Soccer team wants to help people trying to get out of work to watch them play Germany in the World Cup. (Source: U.S. Soccer/Facebook) The U.S. Soccer team wants to help people trying to get out of work to watch them play Germany in the World Cup. (Source: U.S. Soccer/Facebook)
  • National SportsMore>>

  • Molinari tied with McIlroy after 3 rounds at Wentworth

    Molinari tied with McIlroy after 3 rounds at Wentworth

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:03:36 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:38:19 GMT
    (Adam Davy/PA via AP). England's Eddie Pepperell during day two of the 2018 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey, England Friday May 25, 2018.(Adam Davy/PA via AP). England's Eddie Pepperell during day two of the 2018 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey, England Friday May 25, 2018.
    Francesco Molinari mastered the toughest conditions of the week at Wentworth to shoot a 6-under 66 and share the lead with Rory McIlroy after three rounds of the BMW PGA Championship.
    Francesco Molinari mastered the toughest conditions of the week at Wentworth to shoot a 6-under 66 and share the lead with Rory McIlroy after three rounds of the BMW PGA Championship.
  • Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

    Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:23:45 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:38:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives between Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) and Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 25, 2018,...(AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives between Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) and Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 25, 2018,...
    LeBron's 44 points leads Cavs to 109-99 win, forces Game 7.
    LeBron's 44 points leads Cavs to 109-99 win, forces Game 7.
  • Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

    Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:03:32 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:38:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia speaks to teammates in the dugout before an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Boston. Pedroia is making his return after...(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia speaks to teammates in the dugout before an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Boston. Pedroia is making his return after...
    Red Sox star second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete.
    Red Sox star second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

    Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:03:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:37:02 GMT
    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.
    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.
  • Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

    Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:55:23 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:36:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea before signing the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White Hou...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea before signing the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White Hou...
    President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit.
    President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit.
  • Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

    Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:43 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:43:17 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:36:41 GMT
    (Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...(Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.

(RNN) - It's no secret - some people will do just about anything to escape from their daily routine so they can watch the U.S. Men's Soccer Team play Germany in the World Cup on Thursday.

Cue: U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The U.S. Soccer Team posted a tongue-in-cheek (we think) excuse note on its Facebook page, signed by Klinsmann.

"The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany, and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round," the note says.

They might also need to brush up on their backstrokes. Heavy rains have caused flooding in the area, yet FIFA officials have said the game will go on as scheduled at noon ET.

Showing this note to any boss is probably a really bad idea, unless your supervisor has a great sense of humor or came to work today wearing an Uncle Sam hat.

But it's worth a shot.

And isn't taking shots what soccer is all about? Well, that and flopping on the ground and writhing in pain to gain an advantage over the opponent.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • News from the world of soccerMore>>

  • Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

    Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:22:54 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:00:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning goal in a penalty shootout against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup ...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning goal in a penalty shootout against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup ...
    Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.
    Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.
  • WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

    WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:42 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:42:54 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:45:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife An...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife An...
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go into their fourth World Cup as changed men each seeking to win the game's most coveted prize for the first time.
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go into their fourth World Cup as changed men each seeking to win the game's most coveted prize for the first time.
  • 2 soccer fans travel from Auburn to Winnipeg for FIFA Women's World Cup

    2 soccer fans travel from Auburn to Winnipeg for FIFA Women's World Cup

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 3:06 PM EDT2015-06-09 19:06:46 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 4:28 PM EDT2015-06-09 20:28:11 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada is thousands of miles away from east Alabama, but that didn't stop two women from diving those miles to see Team USA in action.
    The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada is thousands of miles away from east Alabama, but that didn't stop two women from diving those miles to see Team USA in action.
Powered by Frankly