Lightning forces temporary game suspension

 

Soccer:The Euro 2012 match between France and Ukraine in Donetsk has been suspended because of adverse weather conditions.

The match resumed after a 55 minute interruption having been suspended in the fifth minute due to the extreme weather conditions. Referee Bjorn Kuipers had ordered the players to go back to the dressing-rooms with co-hosts Ukraine and France level at 0-0. Fans, officials and reporters ran for cover and the stadium was almost empty five minutes after the match was stopped.