Storms stopped the match between Germany and Denmark

Storms stopped the match between Germany and Denmark

(Germany-Denmark 2-0) The match resumed after a 25-minute break.

The match was abandoned after 35 minutes due to heavy rain, lightning and thunder. The teams were first sent to the sidelines, before being sent to the dressing room a few minutes later.

About 25 minutes later, the match resumed. Germany won 2-0 after goals from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala.

Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/NTB

At Dortmund's Westfalen Arena, the bottom 20 rows of large sections of the famous Südtribune newspaper were almost empty of people when the storm was at its worst. Meanwhile, German and Danish fans sang along and enjoyed themselves.

“It's not fun to hear lightning and thunder around you,” Norway player Christian Thorstveit said in the TV 2 studio.

Former German judge Manuel Greif explained to ZDF:

– It's about the health of the players. UEFA's match delegates are in constant contact with UEFA's head office. Graf said it was now so close to the lightning and thunder that it was the right decision.

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The storm has passed over France and is now on its way over Germany, before heading south of Denmark to Sweden tomorrow afternoon. Svenske has issued an orange warning for this from 11am until 5pm tomorrow.

This is what MET's duty meteorologist, Bente Hval, told VG. Severe storms were also reported in northern Germany on Sunday morning.

– It will probably continue for a bit in northern Germany tonight and early tomorrow. But towards the end of Sunday, the majority will probably head to Germany – as it looks now.

Two matches will be played on Sunday. England – Slovakia matches will be played in Gelsenkirchen, about half an hour's drive from Dortmund. Spain – Georgia is played in the city of Cologne, southwest of Dortmund.

Activity: According to My Lightningn Tracker, red dots on the map show lightning strikes recorded near Dortmund Stadium. Image: Screenshot / My Lightning Tracker

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