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Will Ferrell, torrential rains hit ahead of U.S.-Germany World Cup game

A man took cover from the rain on the side of a flooded street Thursday in Recife, Brazil. Recife is one of the host cities for the World Cup.
A man took cover from the rain on the side of a flooded street Thursday in Recife, Brazil. Recife is one of the host cities for the World Cup. The Associated Press

Productivity is likely going to take a hit today in the United States.

With the U.S. playing Germany in a key World Cup game at 11 a.m., many employees are no doubt planning to stream the game to their work computers. Not surprisingly, the number of people streaming games has reached record levels for this year’s World Cup.

With the U.S. team needing a tie or victory to secure a place in the knockout round, all eyes will be on the field in Recife, Brazil. A small, but torrential rain storm has caused travel problems, with fans reportedly having difficulties getting around. However, the pitch apparently is OK.

The good news for the U.S. team is that Will Farrell has “joined” the squad, and he has promised to dole out some punishment for the Germans.

Farrell was referencing Claudio Suarez’s biting incident earlier this week. News came down this morning that Suarez has been banned for four months for all football-related activities.

Of course, Farrell will be nothing more than a spectator for the game, like the rest of us. And The Star’s Charles Gooch did his usual wonderful job of breaking down what we can expect to see in today’s game.

We also know that a certain segment of Kansas Citians won’t be rooting for the United States.

Many, many more will be watching for work. That is, unless they get a note from a person of influence. Say, U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann:

Hey, it’s worth a shot, right?

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