Watch: French soccer game abandoned due to unbelievable rains
This is “Where in the World Wednesday,” a new feature where we’ll try to bring you something from somewhere else in the world that you probably haven’t seen on another American sports site already. Or maybe you’re more worldly than us and you have seen it already. Congratulations. This week we have a reminder that Mother Nature is nothing to mess with.
This weekend’s OGC Nice-FC Nantes matchup in the French Ligue 1 was abandoned at halftime due to an absolutely incredible amount of rain.
The French Riviera was devastated by deadly flash flooding after more than seven inches of rain fell in just three hours, killing at least 20 in areas south of Nice.
Nice and Nantes attempted to play through the rain and were tied 2–2 at the half, but the pitch had become so rain-soaked that the game was abandoned. They’ll play again at a later date.
Photos and videos taken by fans at the Allianz Riviera show just how severe the monsoon was.
- Dan Gartland