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USA reschedule flights home for after World Cup final

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USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann is so confident his side can win the World Cup that he is telling players to reschedule their flights home until after the tournament's final on July 13, according to defender Omar Gonzalez.

Having progressed through what some labelled as the 'Group of Death', Gonzalez has revealed how much confidence the squad has gained, particularly through Klinsmann.

"Jurgen has been nothing but positive," Gonzalez was quoted as saying on the Daily Mail website. "He’s telling us to change our flights to 14-15 July because we’re going to be here until the very end."

After winning their opening group game against Ghana, the US knew a win against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal would see them through.

Goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey saw them come within minutes of that win, only for Silvestre Varela to score and break the hearts of all the Americans.

They picked themselves up though, and got the result they needed against Germany to progress to the last-16 for the third time in four tournaments, where they will play Belgium.

They've only won one of those three second round matches - against Mexico in 2002, but Gonzalez believes the positivity shown by Klinsmann can drive the team to success. 

"It just speaks volumes of how positive he is, how much he believes in this team. It trickles down to all of us. That means that we’re all as confident as he is and that we all believe in this team. We plan on being here a few more weeks."

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