Euro 2024 Germany vs Denmark game stopped in 34th minute as players taken off pitch

Players of both sides leave the pitch as play is suspended due to a thunderstorm
-Credit: (Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The Euro 2024 knockout stage match between Germany and Denmark has been suspended during the 34th minute.

After a two-day break in the competition, the Round 16 began with Switzerland celebrating a win over Italy earlier on Saturday. Germany vs Denmark then kicked off at 9pm local time.

However, the game has been stopped due to a storm directly above the stadium in Dortmund. Fans have reported hearing a huge thunderclap, with the referee suspending the game due to adverse weather conditions.

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English referee Michael Oliver stopped the action and took the players off the field of play with the game 0-0. As torrential rain fell at the Westfalenstadion, both sets of players stood at the edge of the pitch for a few moments before being led into the dressing rooms.

The tie began in good weather, but conditions changed as the contest went past the half-hour mark. Loud thunder bangs, lightning, heavy rain and hailstones arrived as both sets of supporters tried to protect themselves under makeshift covers.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou, speaking on ITV, said: "I'm surprised it took it that long to get them off actually because there's been some pretty nasty incidents with it."

The game resumed at around 9pm.

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