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08th Oct 2021

Fire breaks out Andorra’s stadium ahead of World Cup qualifier against England

Daniel Brown

Andorra host England at the stadium tomorrow.

A fire has broken out at the Estadi Nacional ahead of Andorra’s World Cup qualifier against England on Saturday.

It is thought that the fire was caused as a result of somebody welding a metal structure at the stadium prior to tomorrow’s Group I clash between Andorra and the Three Lions.

The area affected by the fire is the commentary gantry, which is where the commentators would usually sit during the match. It is also where the main match camera would be situated.

The footage also appears to show the pitchside VAR monitor on fire.

It is believed that nobody has been injured as a result of the incident, with England’s players and staff at their hotel whilst the fire broke out.

Firefighters were quickly in attendance and were able to contain the fire.

However, as the playing surface is a synthetic 3G pitch, there are worries that the heat and flames could have damaged the pitch.

It is unconfirmed whether or not the fire will have any impact on tomorrow’s game going ahead.

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