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Andorra's Stadium Catches Fire Live On Sky Sports A Day Before England Game

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Andorra's Stadium Catches Fire Live On Sky Sports A Day Before England Game

A section of Andorra's stadium erupted into flames live on Sky Sports, just a day before England play at the ground.

On Friday afternoon, reporter Rob Dorsett was doing his update on the Three Lions' camp ahead of the World Cup qualifier when a TV gantry inside the Estadi Nacional caught fire.

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A significant amount of black smoke emerged along with the flames in shocking scenes. The cause of the fire appears to be stemmed from sparks flying as welders put together a temporary gantry.

Staff tried to use sprinklers to try and put the fire out, before the fire brigade arrived on the scene and eliminated the blaze.

Still, the damage remains substantial and looked to have spread to the dugouts and even the playing surface.

England take on Andorra, ranked 156th in the world, on Saturday evening, with the game at the 3,000 capacity ground scheduled to kick off at 19:45 and be broadcasted on ITV.

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Gareth Southgate's side trained on the stadium's astro-turf pitch earlier on in the day, with the whole squad present.

Image: PA
Image: PA

40-year-old Kateryna Monzul will be the woman in the middle for the first time in a senior men's England game and will be supported by Ukranian compatriots Maryna Striletska and Svitlana Grushko.

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Stephanie Frappart of France will be on VAR duty for the historic fixture.

Should the match go ahead as planned, male refs Denys Shurman and Viktor Matyash will be fourth official and VAR assistant respectively.



Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: England, Football World Cup

Josh Lawless
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