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“After the two losses, it’s about time to beat them, I guess,” Klinsmann said.

At the 2002 tournament, the U.S. opened with a 3-2 upset of Portugal after taking a shocking three-goal lead in the first 36 minutes.

“Difficult draw, but a group the U.S. can get through if they play well,” former U.S. coach Bruce Arena told the AP.

The Americans will train in the U.S. from mid-May on and plan a series of exhibition games, which likely will include England as an opponent, before heading to Brazil.

After having the shortest group-play travel in South Africa, the U.S. will have the longest in Brazil. The Americans will be based in Sao Paulo and face trips of 1,436 miles to Natal, 1,832 miles to Manaus and 1,321 miles to Recife.

“There will be some problems from the organizational side, traveling side. And we hit the worst of the worst,” Klinsmann said. “Every coach that I talked to, at least today, said everything but Manaus. No — we get Manaus.”

In other groups, it is:

Group A_Brazil, Cameroon, Croatia, Mexico;

Group B_Australia, Chile, Netherlands, Spain;

Group C_Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan;

Group D_Costa Rica, England, Italy, Uruguay;

Group E_Ecuador, France, Honduras, Switzerland;

Group F_Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria.