Why Germany v Denmark was suspended at Euro 2024 as match restarts after delay

Fans of Germany are seen trying to shelter from the rain as play is suspended due to thunderstorms during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Germany and Denmark at Football Stadium Dortmund on June 29, 2024.
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Germany vs Denmark was suspended at Euro 2024 due to adverse weather conditions at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park.

The scores between the two teams were level when thunder could be seen overhead. Within moments the skies parted and torrential rain blasted onto the pitch in Dortmund with the players led into the dugouts to avoid the storm.

After waiting in the dugouts for a brief moment, Premier League referee Michael Oliver made the decision to lead both teams back down the tunnel as the match was suspended. There is no update at this stage when both teams will be back out onto the pitch to complete the round of 16 clash.

ITV Sport reported that UEFA protocal means there could be as much as a half an hour wait for the match to begin again as we await the storm to pass. When the match was suspended, the game was level at 0-0 but Germany will have felt they had the better of the contest so far.

After just four minutes, the host nation thought they had taken the lead as Nico Schlotterbeck powered a header beyond Kasper Schmeichel. However, Oliver spotted in the build-up a foul by Joshua Kimmich which allowed Schlotterbeck a free effort on goal.

Denmark have grown into the game somewhat and had a good chance to take the lead when former Tottenham Hotspur and current Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen brought down a long pass but ex-Chelsea man Antonio Rudiger did expertly to block his shot.

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The storm has since passed and both teams have completed a brief warm-up ahead of restarting the match.