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The City Where USA And Germany Are Playing Is Basically Under Water

Thursday's much anticipated World Cup match between USA and Germany will go on as scheduled, FIFA says.

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In the hours leading up to the USA vs. Germany World Cup match Recife, Brazil, the city playing host to the highly anticipated Group G game was pummeled by torrential downpours that caused massive flooding.

According to local reports, Recife received up to five inches of rain in six hours, leaving many wondering how the fans and teams would get to the match and if FIFA would have to postpone the game.

Flooding in Recife getting worse. Has to be a danger many won't get to the stadium in time. No idea about pitch

Ben Smith@BenSmithBBC

Flooding in Recife getting worse. Has to be a danger many won't get to the stadium in time. No idea about pitch

9:27 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Teddy Goalsevelt is guiding #USA through flooding in Brazil. America! http://t.co/9ViK8ouet6

SB Nation@SBNation

Teddy Goalsevelt is guiding #USA through flooding in Brazil. America! http://t.co/9ViK8ouet6

9:18 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dozens of US fans abandoning vehicles and walking through torrential rain to stadium in Recife. 17 miles from here.

Ben Smith@BenSmithBBC

Dozens of US fans abandoning vehicles and walking through torrential rain to stadium in Recife. 17 miles from here.

8:57 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Despite the wet conditions, FIFA says USA vs. Germany will kickoff as scheduled at 12 p.m. ET.

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@michaelhayes in stadium. Not nearly as bad in as out. Execs rolling ball on field now. Ref decides 1hr before K/O

David Goldsen@davidgoldsen

@michaelhayes in stadium. Not nearly as bad in as out. Execs rolling ball on field now. Ref decides 1hr before K/O

10:25 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is a member of FIFA testing the pitch, not John Cleese. http://t.co/LN5uOE3nXv

Cindy Boren@CindyBoren

This is a member of FIFA testing the pitch, not John Cleese. http://t.co/LN5uOE3nXv

10:30 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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