SAO PAULO, Brazil – United States forward Jozy Altidore is making progress from his hamstring injury but will not play in Thursday's game against Germany in Recife, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Tuesday.
Altidore sat out the Americans' 2-2 draw with Portugal on Sunday.
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"Jozy is recovering really well," Klinsmann said. "He's doing a tremendous job and our training staff is on top of it. This game still comes too early for him.
"But we're working on him getting back here in this tournament. Once this game hopefully is done successfully, we'll have a good chance to get him back in the team."
Klinsmann also said defender Matt Besler has "no problem at all" with his hamstring issues.
"He's looking good," the coach said. "Everybody is on board, is fit, is hungry, is willing to get that last result and qualify for the knockout round."
The Americans held their first full-squad training session Tuesday at Sao Paulo FC since returning from the Portugal game in Manaus. Reserves took part in drills on Monday while the starters were given a much-needed day off to recuperate from the muggy conditions at Arena da Amazonia.
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