Brazilian town floods before USA-Germany World Cup game

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RECIFE, Brazil (PIX11) — Heavy downpours have flooded the streets of Recife, where the USA will be playing Germany in Thursday’s highly anticipated World Cup games.

A torrential downpour starting around 9 a.m. left knee-high water in the streets, stranding cars and stopping traffic completely.

USA fans and players were worried about making it to the stadium on time.

The stadium is an hour outside of the city, making it extremely difficult for anyone to make it to the game.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, family and friends of US players have decided not to risk traveling to the stadium.

Despite major weather complications, FIFA has announced the game will start on time, at 12 p.m. EST.

Thankfully, the USA team has made it to the stadium safe and sound.