DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP)
The Ukraine v France Euro 2012 Group A match was suspended
because of torrential rain here on Friday.
The Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers ordered the teams off seven
minutes into the game with a violent thunderstorm raging around
"The match has been temporarily suspended," announced the stadium
Kuipers stayed in the tunnel along with several UEFA officials to
keep an eye on whether the weather improved or deteriorated.
Should the match be abandoned it will be played on Saturday.
Euro co-hosts Ukraine top the group after their opening 2-1 win
over Sweden while France have a point after a 1-1 draw with
A violent thunderstorm at Euro 2008, co-hosted by Austria and
Switzerland, in Vienna didn't affect the semi-final being played
in Basel between Germany and Turkey but caused severe disruption
to the broadcast images as the broadcasting centre was in the