World Cup weather update: Will the USMNT and Germany play Thursday?


The United States is set to play Germany in their World Cup group stage finale in just a few hours, but there are some issues arising in the process. The city Recife hosting the game is flooding, and flooding badly.

How much rain exactly? About 25% of the monthly average in the past 24 hours alone, according to Al Jazerra’s Gabriel Elizondo.

As of now, the World Cup game is still going forward as scheduled, but some think that this game would be called off if it were elsewhere and in a domestic league.

[UPDATE:] Flooding doesn’t appear to be an issue at the stadium, it is just getting people to the stadium that is a concern.

[UPDATE:] The game is officially on.

End of update

In the mean time, take a look at some striking photos from Recife:

It looks like some Americans have a way to get there thanks to a fearless leader.