Flooded Streets Mar Route To Stadium For U.S.-Germany
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — U.S. players have their work cut out for them in Thursday’s World Cup match against Germany.
So do fans and the media, who have to make their way to Arena Pernambuco amid downpours and flooded roads en route to the stadium.
Several reporters have been tweeting photos of the conditions in Recife, Brazil. And it doesn’t look good.
There is no chance that this rain storm hasn't water logged the field. Problem is nobody knows because not a single soul can get there.—
Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 26, 2014
Recife gridlocked by floods. Huge problem for fans, media and maybe even teams getting 15 miles to stadium for USA game—
Ian Darke (@IanDarke) June 26, 2014
It is pouring in Recife, and traffic to the stadium is not good. The media bus I'm on has moved half a mile in half an hour.—
Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) June 26, 2014
Flooding in Recife. Metro stopped, buses loaded, finally got taxi. Stadium 20 miles away. Lots of ppl stuck in city. Total debacle—
Dalen Cuff (@DalenCuff) June 26, 2014
Ticket-holders also took to Twitter as they prepared to brave the elements:
The U.S. will move on to the knockout round with a win or draw Thursday afternoon. The squad will have to rely on some fortunate math against the winner of Portugal-Ghana if Germany comes out on top.
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