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Will Ferrell pumps up U.S. soccer fans in Brazil, vows to bite every German player

The United States men's national soccer team has unveiled a secret weapon to replace injured striker Jozy Altidore: Will Ferrell.

The actor dropped by a packed bar in Recife, Brazil, where the U.S. is to take on Germany Thursday for a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup. And though Ferrell candidly told fans he was "not in the best shape," he said he would do his best Luis Suarez impression to help the team.

"If the game gets close I will bite," he said. "I will bite every German player if I have to." --Jon Terbush