FIFA have confirmed that the World Cup clash between the United States and Germany will go ahead despite flooding in Recife.
Torrential downpours in the city in north-eastern Brazil have flooded streets close to the Arena Pernambuco, the scene for the decisive Group G encounter.
There had been concerns that the fixture would be postponed due to the resulting travel delays for both fans and officials.
However, at a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, a FIFA spokesperson confirmed that the match will take place as planned.
Both the United States and Germany need just a point to qualify for the last 16.
Additionally, each side will be guaranteed to progress if the game between Portugal and Ghana ends in a draw.
Defeat for Germany or the USA would open the door for Portugal and Ghana, although it would take a significant swing in goal difference for Germany to be eliminated.comments