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Will Andorra vs England be cancelled after stadium fire at Estadi Nacional?

ENGLAND are back in action on Saturday night in a World Cup qualifier against Andorra. Gareth Southgate’s side drew with Poland last time out to maintain their unbeaten run in Group I, while Andorra sit second-bottom with five defeats from six games. But the match was called into question after a huge fire broke out […] ...

ENGLAND are back in action on Saturday night in a World Cup qualifier against Andorra.

Gareth Southgate’s side drew with Poland last time out to maintain their unbeaten run in Group I, while Andorra sit second-bottom with five defeats from six games.


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England are due to play Andorra on Saturday night[/caption]

But the match was called into question after a huge fire broke out at the Estadi Nacional on Friday.

Will Andorra vs England be cancelled after stadium fire?

The Three Lions are due to play Andorra on Saturday, October 9 as they look to get back to winning ways.

But the game was put into doubt following a large fire which broke out at the ground on Friday afternoon.

Onlookers were stunned as the flames engulfed the TV gantry at the Estadi Nacional in the capital Andorra la Vella.

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The surface at the ground is artificial[/caption]

A large section of the TV gantry was destroyed
The blaze engulfed one of the dugouts at the stadium

A dugout was melted, along with the VAR monitors at the side of the pitch, while a section of the field appeared to have scorch marks.

There are no reports of any injuries, with the England players long since departed from their earlier training session at the ground.

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A small area of the field was damaged in the fire[/caption]

Emergency services responded quickly to the blaze – putting it out in a matter of minutes – but not before substantial damage was caused.

Andorra have confirmed the game will GO AHEAD as planned, despite the raging inferno causing substantial damage.

A spokesman said: “No personal harm has been reported, only material damage.

“The schedule will continue as planned and the match will go ahead.”

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