Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany

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Less than three hours before the start of the titanic USA-Germany showdown, the streets of Recife were flooded to knee level. Served Fresh by Subway

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A boy jumps into floodwaters in the village of Novo Caxanga in Recife before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
A boy jumps into floodwaters in the village of Novo Caxanga in Recife before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany
A boy jumps into floodwaters in the village of Novo Caxanga in Recife before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Cars drive in a flooded street before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany, held at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Cars drive in a flooded street before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany, held at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife
Cars drive in a flooded street before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany, held at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
@YSportsEvan: “Closest I can get to pitch right now in Recife. Light steady rain about 2 hours from scheduled kickoff for #USA #GER” (Evan Doherty/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@YSportsEvan: “Closest I can get to pitch right now in Recife. Light steady rain about 2 hours from scheduled kickoff for #USA #GER” (Evan Doherty/Yahoo Sports)
A motorist pushes a motorcycle in a flooded street before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany, held at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Passenger pushes a motorcycle in a flooded street in Recife
A motorist pushes a motorcycle in a flooded street before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between U.S and Germany, held at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife June 26, 2014 . REUTERS/Bobby Fabisak/JC Imagem (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
@mrogersyahoo: “Welcome to Recife. If this game happens, plenty of people won't make it there.” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Welcome to Recife. If this game happens, plenty of people won't make it there.” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@DanWetzel: “Cool that Brazil had all it's road drainage issues fixed before spending billions on stadiums” (Dan Wetzel/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@DanWetzel: “Cool that Brazil had all it's road drainage issues fixed before spending billions on stadiums” (Dan Wetzel/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Heavy black tarp covering both goal areas. Completely sodden within minutes. Still pouring here. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Heavy black tarp covering both goal areas. Completely sodden within minutes. Still pouring here. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@alanspringer: City under water. #Recife taking the rain hard. Could take hours to get to the stadium. #usavsgermany #2014worldcup (Alan Springer/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@alanspringer: City under water. #Recife taking the rain hard. Could take hours to get to the stadium. #usavsgermany #2014worldcup (Alan Springer/Yahoo Sports)
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)
@mrogersyahoo: “Welcome to Recife. If this game happens, plenty of people won't make it there.” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Welcome to Recife. If this game happens, plenty of people won't make it there.” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@DanWetzel: “Cool that Brazil had all it's road drainage issues fixed before spending billions on stadiums” (Dan Wetzel/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@DanWetzel: “Cool that Brazil had all it's road drainage issues fixed before spending billions on stadiums” (Dan Wetzel/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Heavy black tarp covering both goal areas. Completely sodden within minutes. Still pouring here. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Heavy black tarp covering both goal areas. Completely sodden within minutes. Still pouring here. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@alanspringer: City under water. #Recife taking the rain hard. Could take hours to get to the stadium. #usavsgermany #2014worldcup (Alan Springer/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@alanspringer: City under water. #Recife taking the rain hard. Could take hours to get to the stadium. #usavsgermany #2014worldcup (Alan Springer/Yahoo Sports)
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@joelago: “How much has it rained in Recife? Enough to turn the streets into flowing rivers like this. #USAvsGermany #USMNT” (Joe Lago/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Recife is underwater. This is nuts. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
Flooding in Recife ahead of USA-Germany
@mrogersyahoo: “Field at Arena Pernambuco. Pitch very heavy, saturated by the corners. No squeegying taking place. #USAvGER” (Martin Rogers/Yahoo Sports)
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)
Flooding in Recife wreaks havoc ahead of USA-Germany
@Melanie_Collins: “Hey, is that a river? Nope, it's the road. En route to Arena Pernambuco…” (Melanie Collins/Twitter)

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