Severe Flooding Hits Brazilian City Hosting U.S.-Germany Match

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The United States will face off with Germany on a very wet soccer field today.

Flooding in Recife. Teddy Goalsevelt guiding our car through the tough waters. Onwards to the stadium! #LetsDoThis

— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) June 26, 2014

Recife, the Brazilian city where the match will take place, has been hit by flooding rain since Wednesday. Diario de Pernambuco, a local newspaper, reported flooding across several main highways and warned that transport to the arena would be "chaotic."

Thirty minutes to go. Lot of empty seats still. Feel bad for any fans who couldn't get to stadium due to weather.

— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) June 26, 2014

The U.S. soccer team tweeted a photograph of soccer fan Teddy Goalsevelt, née Mike D'Amico, pointing at a group of people walking knee-deep in water from the front seat of a car en route to the stadium.

CNN reported nearly 3 inches of rain, and said the Recife airport had accumulated just over an inch.

Severe flooding hits Recife just hours before U.S.-Germany game

— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) 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," said meteorologist Rob Miller.

Still, the U.S. team arrived safely at the stadium, according to a video posted on its official Twitter page.