Recife, the host city for the highly anticipated United States-Germany match, has been bombarded by heavy rains for the past 36 hours. This unfortunate weather has resulted in widespread flooding. Twitter has been, ahem, flooded with images on the ground.
The water is at least 2 feet high in Recife. pic.twitter.com/giH6h7pib1
— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) June 26, 2014
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014
— Providence Journal (@projo) June 26, 2014
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) June 26, 2014
River outside stadium isn’t looking so good pic.twitter.com/OHklA01GTc
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 26, 2014
The Great Flood-like conditions have made getting to the stadium a giant headache for both teams and fans. Some Americans decided to swim through the chaos — a decision that may not have been very intelligent.
Wut MT @MySecondEmpire: Brazilian on US fans wading in water: “There is a disease you get from rat piss and they are going to get it.”
— Drama Mustafa (@FrontlineSoze) June 26, 2014
This fancy gentleman is out there testing the pitch and it appears the match will begin on time. The rat piss situation is less certain.
— Craig Newman (@craignewman) June 26, 2014