Andorra have stated their World Cup qualifier at domestic to England will move beforehand as scheduled after a hearthplace on the Estadi Nacional. The tv gantry on the aspect of the 3,300-seat stadium turned into engulfed in flames on Friday afternoon, 3 hours after England had educated there.
Sprinklers had been used to try and get the blaze below manipulate earlier than firefighters arrived and placed out the flames. Photographs confirmed black marks left at the synthetic pitch and beside the dugouts, and the odor from the hearthplace reached the England group hotel.
BREAKING: A fire has broken out at the Estadi Nacional, where Andorra are set to play England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. pic.twitter.com/RTG64JhfUl— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 8, 2021
A spokesperson for the Andorran soccer affiliation stated the fit could continue at 7.45pm BST on Saturday. “No non-public damage has been reported, best fabric harm,” the spokesperson stated. “The time table will retain as deliberate and the fit will move beforehand.”
Police had been in attendance together with Uefa and Andorran FA group of workers whilst the hearthplace broke out. One onlooker informed the PA information company that welders had been operating there earlier than the blaze.
A dugout has melted and the video assistant referee’s reveal turned into burned, with the partitions blackened through the hearthplace. There turned into particles on part of the pitch and tremendous harm to the touchline.