England fans could be left soaked at leaking stadium in Dortmund as storms cause Euro 2024 match to be abandoned

It’s not just the UK that’s struggling with nasty summer weather – in Germany the situation isn’t much better.

While many of us will be sitting in al fresco beer gardens watching the Euro 2024 semi-final in England, let’s spare a thought for those sitting in the stadium.


England fans to follow team to Dortmund

Okay, we know you may not have much sympathy for those in the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund tonight. After all, they will be seeing England in an important semi-final.

Those who do venture there are at risk of getting completely soaked as weather forecasts predict heavy rain.

It’s also bad news for the English and Dutch fans in the stadium, as they have serious problems with the roof. It’s leakier than Scotland’s defence.

This was on full display as Germany beat Denmark 2-0 in the round of 16.

The storm surrounding the stadium caused referee Michael Oliver to briefly suspend the match.

Heavy rain and hail hit the area, with water flowing from the roof and soaking fans.

Some Danish fans took full advantage of this and could be seen dancing in the newly created waterfalls.

A similar thing happened earlier in the tournament during the Türkiye-Georgia match.


Storms caused the interruption of the Germany-Denmark match


Some fans were not bothered by the leaking roof

It appears Old Trafford is not the only stadium whose roof needs repairs.

However, the players will not have to worry about the weather during the match – live coverage will be available on the talkSPORT channel.

Gareth Southgate says his players are ready to make history.

“We are at a point in the tournament now where it is about what is possible, what can be achieved, not what can go wrong,” said boss Southgate.


The weather in Dortmund is expected to be bad again

“It’s a chance to make history now, which we were delighted to do. A chance to have the first final that’s not in England – the first time England have done it.

“We’re trying to break new ground. It’s difficult and complicated, but the players have responded brilliantly and resilience has been built.”

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