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Belgium agrees to closed-door USA friendly

Jurgen Klinsmann's men will play on the opening day of the World Cup in Brazil in a closed-door match against Belgium.

The United States and Belgium will play a friendly on the opening day of the FIFA World Cup to complete their preparations.

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The behind-closed-doors fixture was announced on Friday by FIFA, which confirmed that the two national sides will meet in Sao Paulo on June 12.

With both teams facing three warmup matches before they arrive in Brazil, the friendly is expected to help the players acclimatize to the conditions they will face when their tournament begins.

Belgium has already agreed meetings with Luxembourg, Sweden and Tunisia before it begins its Group H campaign against Algeria in Belo Horizonte.

Meanwhile, the U.S. will face Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria before traveling to Natal to face Ghana in Group G.

It will be the fourth time the two nations have met in their history with Belgium having won the previous two in 2011 and 2013.

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