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Chile v Colombia Copa America game is postponed due to bad weather

Second half of Chile v Colombia gets called off due to bad weather in Chicago

  • Storms rolled through the area about two hours before the game, but cleared out in plenty of time for the teams to play the first half
  • With Chile leading 2-0 at the break, fans were advised to take shelter before an announcement was made that the second half would be delayed
  • The winner of the match goes on to face Argentina in the championship game Sunday in New Jersey

The second half of Wednesday’s Copa America semi-final between Chile and Colombia in Chicago has been suspended because of an approaching storm, officials said.

A line of storms rolled through the area about two hours before the game Wednesday night, but cleared out in plenty of time for the teams to play the first half. 

With Chile leading 2-0 at the break, fans at Soldier Field were advised to take shelter before an announcement was made that the second half would be delayed. 

 

Fans sit in a heavy rain during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match between Chile and Colombia at Soldier Field in Chicago on Wednesday

Stadium personnel watch the rain from the tunnel during a weather hold at halftime

Stadium personnel watch the rain from the tunnel during a weather hold at halftime

Fans are seen waiting at half time at Soldier Field on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois

Fans are seen waiting at half time at Soldier Field on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois

‘Due to inclement weather in the immediate stadium vicinity, tonight’s Copa America Centenario match at Soldier Field has been temporarily suspended,’ authorities said.

‘Copa America Centenario and City officials are monitoring the weather closely. 

‘The safety of our players and fans is our top priority.’

The winner of the match goes on to face Argentina in the championship game Sunday in New Jersey.

A weather radar is shown on the scoreboard as security clears the pitch during half time of the Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match. The second half is being delayed by weather

A weather radar is shown on the scoreboard as security clears the pitch during half time of the Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match. The second half is being delayed by weather

'Due to inclement weather in the immediate stadium vicinity, tonight's Copa America Centenario match at Soldier Field has been temporarily suspended,' authorities said

‘Due to inclement weather in the immediate stadium vicinity, tonight’s Copa America Centenario match at Soldier Field has been temporarily suspended,’ authorities said

Chile's Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (6) celebrates his goal as he jumps in the arms of Chile's Eduardo Vargas (11) during the Wednesday match 

Chile’s Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (6) celebrates his goal as he jumps in the arms of Chile’s Eduardo Vargas (11) during the Wednesday match 

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