July 20th, 2024

Thunderstorm suspends play as Germany faces Denmark at Euro 2024

By James Ellingworth, The Associated Press on June 29, 2024.

Players leave the pitch after the referee paused the match due to a thunder and lighning storm during the round of sixteen match between Germany and Denmark at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, June 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) – A thunderstorm stopped play as Germany and Denmark met in the round of 16 at the European Championship on Saturday.

Eventually, the game was suspended.

The score was 0-0 in the 35th minute when the referee took the players off with rain pouring, high winds and repeated lightning strikes near the Westfalenstadion. A loud bang resounded around the stadium shortly before the players were taken off.

The winner goes on to play Spain or Georgia in the quarterfinals on July 5.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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