Unique World Cup host Recife, site of U.S.-Germany, mired in turmoil
Thousands turn out for the Galo da Madrugada, carnival parade in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, this past March.
Arena Pernambuco in Recife will host USA-Germany, the two teams' final match in World Cup group play.
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James Young is a Brazil-based contributor to SI.com. He can be followed on Twitter @seeadarkness.
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