England World Cup city hit by flooding
Nizhny Novgorod will host four group matches including England’s game against Panama on Sunday.
A road has flooded outside a designated World Cup hotel in Nizhny Novgorod, leaving cars half-submerged and forcing local residents and visitors to wade through knee-deep water.
The flood followed a rain shower in the central Russian city, but it abated soon after.
The flood outside the Hampton by Hilton hotel, a designated media hotel for the tournament, brought local news reporters to the scene.
One television cameraman removed his trousers and waded through the water in his underwear while filming.
A hotel staff member also had to get through the water to retrieve possessions from his parked car.
Nizhny Novgorod, about 250 miles east of Moscow, will host four group games – including England’s game against Panama on Sunday – one round-of-16 game and a quarter-final at the World Cup.
The Hampton by Hilton is on the other side of the city to the World Cup stadium.