Torrential Rain Floods Recife Hours Before USA-Germany World Cup Match

06/26/2014 11:06 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2014

Flooding in the World Cup host city of Recife is clogging travel to the Arena Pernambuco stadium ahead of Thursday's crucial USA-Germany match.

“Main roads are turning into rivers and the downpour hasn’t let up for nearly 12 hours," CNN reported. "Access to the stadium is getting tough — a trip that is normally easy on a sunny day."

Despite storms that dumped as much as three inches of rain on the city, FIFA officials confirmed to multiple outlets Thursday morning that the USA-Germany game would go ahead as scheduled.

As the U.S.-Germany match approached, fans and media took to Twitter to share photos of the transit nightmare caused by the rainfall:

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