Belgium-Tunisia friendly halted because of gigantic hail

June 7th, 2014

During Belgium’s friendly with Tunisia on Saturday, the sky opened up and rain started coming down. That rain quickly turned into absolutely gigantic and terrifying chunks of hail.


That wouldn’t feel good if it hit you. (Image: @Doon1976)

Obviously, the match had to be halted.

The pitch almost became a hockey rink. That’s probably not what Belgium had in mind for a tune-up match before they head to Brazil for the World Cup.

Not to worry, the match will continue as workers race to clean up the mess that Mother Nature left.

After a successful preparation campaign highlighted by a 5-1 victory over Luxembourg and a 2-0 win in Sweden, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots sought safety first for the send-off game against Tunisia.

He kept Romelu Lukaku on the bench until the 61st minute after the striker had already proven his form with four goals in the last two games.

Tunisia was reduced to 10 men after 63 minutes when Issam Jemaa was sent off.

Belgium plays Russia, South Korea and Algeria in Group H.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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