England’s clash with Denmark ‘will be played under a CLOSED roof as UEFA fear delays due to bad weather’… with tornado warnings issued across Germany ahead of Thursday

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England’s Euro 2024 clash against Denmark on Thursday will be played under a closed roof, according to reports.

Severe weather warnings were issued across western and central regions of Germany on Wednesday, prompting multiple fan zones in Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Dusseldorf to close shop already.

Now, with Thursday’s Group C match between England and Denmark at risk of delay due to adverse weather, UEFA has decided to close the roof on Frankfurt’s Waldstadion in anticipation of similar conditions, according to talkSPORT.

The stadium’s roof had already been shut in preparation for hosting the match, with Denmark’s players due to train on the pitch on Wednesday evening.

The weather warning, issued by Germany’s national meteorological service, DWD, read: ‘Supercells can form, which are accompanied by severe squalls, sometimes even hurricanes between 90 and 120km/h (55mph to 75mph) and larger hail between 3 and 5cm. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.’ 

England’s Euro 2024 clash against Denmark on Thursday ‘will be played under a closed roof’

Germany has sounded a severe weather warning ahead of the Group C clash at Euro 2024

Germany has sounded a severe weather warning ahead of the Group C clash at Euro 2024

Jude Bellingham handed England a positive start to Euro 2024, scoring in a 1-0 win over Serbia

Jude Bellingham handed England a positive start to Euro 2024, scoring in a 1-0 win over Serbia

Ferry service organisers in Cologne, one of the host cities for Euro 2024, added: ‘Due to an official storm warning from late morning with expected heavy rain, hail and heavy gusts of wind, all events and functions of the Host City Cologne associated with the European Championships have to be cancelled for today.’

German outlet BILD were even told by meteorologist Dominik Jung that the fierce storms posed a potential threat ‘to life’, as he urged the closures to fan zones were absolutely necessary.

‘There is a risk to life,’ he said ahead of England’s second group stage match on Thursday. ‘We don’t currently know every place that could get hit, but we do know the region where something could happen.

‘People will complain again: “We didn’t have anything.” But better safe than sorry.’ 

Several fan zones have already closed as a result of weather. PICTURED: England supporters take shelter from the adverse weather in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the 1-0 win over Serbia

Several fan zones have already closed as a result of weather. PICTURED: England supporters take shelter from the adverse weather in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the 1-0 win over Serbia

Georgian fans stand with umbrellas in the fierce rain ahead of Tuesday's match against Turkey

Georgian fans stand with umbrellas in the fierce rain ahead of Tuesday’s match against Turkey

England will hope to qualify for the knockout stages with a win over Denmark on Thursday

England will hope to qualify for the knockout stages with a win over Denmark on Thursday

England edged out a tensely-fought 1-0 victory over Serbia in their opening game at Euro 2024, triumphing thanks to a well-taken first-half goal from Jude Bellingham.

Meanwhile, Denmark were held to a 1-1 draw against Slovakia, England’s final opponents of the group stage, despite initially taking the lead through Christian Eriksen. 

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