England’s World Cup qualifier in Andorra is under suspicion after a stadium fire broke out on Friday afternoon.
The fire is believed to have started when sparks from welders building the gantry for TV coverage engulfed the entire structure in flames.
The fire spread to a dugout, artificial turf on the side of the pitch and even the playing surface.
Clouds of black smoke blew into the air and engulfed a block of flats in front of the 3,000-seat stadium.
Firefighters soon arrived and brought the fire under control by 16:17 local time.
Tomorrow night’s game will go ahead But Only after the officials have assessed the damage and risk to the players and fans.
The dugout engulfed in flames has been completely burnt to ashes.
The fire broke out just hours after the England team trained on an artificial surface and Gareth Southgate and Kieran Trippier completed their media duties.
Sky Sports presenter Rob Dorsett, standing on the other side of the pitch, was giving live updates on Southgate’s plans for a game live when the fire broke out.
It is not clear at this time whether anyone has been injured or not.
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