Fans are faced with a long swim to today’s USA-Germany Group G matchup, if they can get there at all.
Since about 8 a.m., torrential rain has been hammering down on Recife, where the tilt is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET, leaving streets looking like rivers and forcing fans to abandon their cars and walk (or wade) to the game. As of 9 a.m., CNN reported the city had been hit by 2.9 inches of rain.
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There are reports of more than two feet of standing water around the city. Arena Pernambuco — located in the Western suburbs — is reportedly soggy. However, FIFA officials have announced the match will go on as scheduled.