Match suspended amid thunderstorm

June 15, 2012
By Associated Press
DONETSK, Ukraine -- The Ukraine-France game at the European Championship was halted for nearly an hour Friday because of a fierce thunderstorm.

Just five minutes into the game, Dutch referee Bjoern Kuipers pointed upward and blew his whistle, signaling a rare stoppage for weather. The players sprinted to the tunnel at Donbass Arena as torrential rain poured and lightning flashed in the night sky.

Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin stood in the tunnel and looked concerned, a towel wrapped ...

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