When England arrive in Manaus for the World Cup this summer, they will be subjected to playing conditions unlike any that they’ve experienced on English soil.
According to The Telegraph, the Brazilian city has “average highs of 30C (87F) and more than 80 percent humidity,” which means dehydration, electrolyte depletion and heat exhaustion could all be major factors in the team’s ability to endure 90 minutes at full pace.
But in the scheme of things, how bad are the conditions in Manaus compared to the worst in football history? And how much does the wrath of Mother Nature really affect a team’s performance?
Here we take a look at the five worst playing conditions in football history from dangerously strong winds to blinding fog to a total eclipse of the sun.