Jürgen Klinsmann coached the German national soccer team in the lead-up and during the 2006 World Cup. Since then he has coached Bayern Munich and now manages the US national soccer team.
Klinsmann, born in 1964, was a very successful striker playing in the top leagues in Germany, Italy and the UK in the 1980s and 90s, before moving to the United States. As a player, Klinsmann won both the 1990 World Cup with West Germany and then Euro 96 for a reunified German national team. Not always known for his clean first touch, he earned the German nickname "Flipper," after the paddles on a pinball machine. DW's recent content on Klinsmann or the US men's national soccer team is collated on this page.
One goal and two assists from Lionel Messi ensured a spot in the final for Argentina where they'll face either Chile or Colombia. Should they win the competition on Monday they'll match Uruguay's record of 15 titles.
Joachim Löw experimented with his side as Germany hosted the USA in Cologne. But he will still have thinking to do ahead of Saturday's qualifier against Gibraltar, as the US snatched a late win over the World Champions.