Women's World Cup: Torrential rain, lightning during Chile-Sweden leads to weather delay

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Severe weather, including <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/teams/tampa-bay/" data-ylk="slk:lightning">lightning</a> strikes, suspended Tuesday's match between Chile and Sweden. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Severe weather, including lightning strikes, suspended Tuesday's match between Chile and Sweden. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A torrential downpour accompanied by lightning suspended the Group F match between Chile and Sweden on Tuesday. The game was stopped in the 71st minute with the score at 0-0.

The match took place in Rennes, France, and the rain was pretty insane.

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The rain alone didn’t stop the game — once lightning strikes were seen, the game was suspended and the players left the field for their own safety. However, some fans decided to make the best of it.

Now that’s devotion. Unwise, life-risking devotion.

The match resumed after the substantial weather delay and the Swedes were ready when it did. Kosovare Asllani found the net in the 83rd minute and Madelen Janogy sealed it for Sweden with a goal of her own in stoppage time to secure a 2-0 win.

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