The US Men’s National Team is set to face off against Germany at noon today in Recife, Brazil, but concerns over flooding could cause issues for the teams’ final group stage match.
But the major problem is that fans will have a tough time getting to the stadium located more than 15 miles outside the city. Various people in town for the match have been tweeting pictures that show the serious impact the flooding is having on travel. It has even forced some fans to abandon their vehicles and begin walking.
Good thing we brought life jackets... pic.twitter.com/0JM6dqxQOS— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 26, 2014
Not kidding Recife is under water. Will be extremely difficult for everyone to get to stadium hour outside the city. #USAvsGER— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 26, 2014
Dia terrible pic.twitter.com/9ott2GKKnv— fernando schwartz (@fersch_espn) June 26, 2014
Welcome to Recife. If this game happens, plenty of people won't make it there. pic.twitter.com/P61xYg6fum— Martin Rogers (@mrogersyahoo) June 26, 2014
Dozens of US fans abandoning vehicles and walking through torrential rain to stadium in Recife. 17 miles from here. pic.twitter.com/9rJdlMYrKg— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) June 26, 2014
This flooding is crazy pic.twitter.com/5zWcvIDlH7— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 26, 2014
Major flooding on our route through Recife to USA-Germany pic.twitter.com/m42I6b2D59— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 26, 2014