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WORLD NEWS | Heavy rain, flooded pitch force lengthy postponement during European football qualifiers in Scotland


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GLASGOW, June 21 (AP) — Heavy rain and a flooded field halted Scotland’s European Championship qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday for about an hour and 40 minutes.

The game started in the water puddles at Hampton Park in Glasgow, with the ball splashing as it splashed around.

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Scotland opened the scoring in the sixth minute, courtesy of Callum McGregor, prompting referee István Vad to assess whether the pitch was still playable. He finally sent the team off in the 10th minute.

After about an hour, the Scottish players returned to warm up for a restart, but the resumption was repeatedly delayed as the Georgian team appeared unwilling to continue.

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The match finally resumed shortly after 9.30pm local time, after it was due to finish at 11.30pm – unusually late for a match in the UK.

Scotland are looking for a fourth straight win to start Group A, which also includes Spain, Norway and Cyprus. (Associated Press)

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