RECIFE, Brazil, June 26 (UPI) -- The World Cup game between the United States and Germany is supposed to kick off in less than three hours, and many people are still a long ways away from the stadium.
Cool that Brazil had all it's road drainage issues fixed before spending billions on stadiums pic.twitter.com/3SDQJdmPjZ— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) 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
The rain is coming down fast and furious in Recife, Brazil, and it remains to be seen what condition the pitch will be in when the two teams take the field.
Good thing we brought life jackets... pic.twitter.com/0JM6dqxQOS— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 26, 2014
"With all the rain that has fallen in the last day or two, field conditions will be muddy and wet for the match Thursday afternoon, which could slow down play," according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Rob Miller.
The rain and drizzle are expected to continue through the match. The area is also expected to be incredibly humid during the game.
Hopefully the game will begin on time.
Per FIFA - referee Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan on his way to Arena Pernambuco, will inspect field condition when he arrives. #USAvGER— Martin Rogers (@mrogersyahoo) June 26, 2014
Word from US Soccer on the field conditions as heavy rains fall in Recife: "soft, but holding up pretty well so far."— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 26, 2014
At Recife stadium now. No flooding. Can see firsthand the difference between "FIFA-standard" and standard for ordinary Brazilians. Shameful.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 26, 2014