Super sized hailstorm forces Belgium’s World Cup warm-up game against Tunisia to be delayed

Ice, ice, baby: Hail stones the size of gold balls called Belgium's game against Tunisia to be delayed

Belgium’s final warm-up game before the World Cup was postponed after a severe hail storm forced players off the field.

 

Many people’s choice as dark horses to succeed in Brazil were playing Tunisia at the King Baudoin stadium in Brussels when supercell thunderstorms erupted over north east Europe.

 

Hail stones the size of golf balls rained down on the pitch, eventually forcing players from both teams off after 24 minutes with the score still goalless.

 

The game was resumed after 40minutes once the storm passed.

 
Postponed: The World Cup Brazuca ball lies on the pitch after the hailstorm forced players to retreat
Short break: The match resumed after the hail storm had passed over the stadium in Brussels
Take cover! Belgium's final warm-up game for the World Cup was postponed after a severe hailstorm
Wally in the brolly: A photographer tries to avoid hailstones the size of golf balls at the King Baudion stadium
Deluge: Members of the Red Cross use a stretcher to protect themselves from  the severe hail storm

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