U.S.-Germany match goes on despite downpour

FOX31 Denver

It’s raining hard Thursday in Recife, Brazil, where the U.S. is facing off against Germany in a crucial World Cup game.

Yet the pivotal match is being played as scheduled.

Main roads are turning into rivers, and the downpour hasn’t let up for nearly 12 hours. Access to the stadium is tough — a trip that is usually easy on a sunny day. The deluge has already made Thursday the rainiest day in Recife in 2014, according to meteorologist Brandon Miller. What’s already fallen in six hours’ time represents about 25% of the overall monthly average there, Miller said.

It’s likely the rain will continue through the match and will be heavy at times.

Cars are barely inching ahead in the flood.

Thomas noted that had the U.S.-Germany match been postponed or delayed, the Ghana-Portugal game, also Thursday, would have been affected.

Final group games are mandated to be played…

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