As the USA men's soccer team prepares to battle Germany in both teams' Group G finale at noon on Thursday, heavy flooding has hit the Brazilian city of Recife, where the match is being played, according to multiple reports.
Flooded streets could be seen in parts of the city, with some cars partially submerged and people walking through feet of water.
The Twitter account for the men's US soccer team tweeted that fans heading to the game should "plan for lengthy delays due to rain."
Below, see images and reports on social media from Recife.
#USMNT fans headed to Arena Pernambuco for #USAvGER, plan for lengthy delays due to the rain. Travel safe. #LetsDoThis #1N1T— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014
Flooding in Recife. Teddy Goalsevelt guiding our car through the tough waters. Onwards to the stadium! #LetsDoThis pic.twitter.com/lUEi5Rcxlf— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014
Streets in Recife flooded due to torrential rain. Germany vs USA might have a delayed start. pic.twitter.com/lSNO94W7i2— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) June 26, 2014
#USA need to stay above water to beat #GER tonight. Heavy floods in Recife. Hope players can swim! #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/EgxPyfvq0A— FTBpro (@FTBpro) June 26, 2014
Impossible to drive pic.twitter.com/LZKgT7Se2C— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 26, 2014
Video of rain pouring down inside Arena Pernambuco in Recife: http://t.co/Hrfw3Rjwmt #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/TieONBJhSk— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) June 26, 2014