Fire Has Broken Out At Andorra’s National Stadium Just Over 24 Hours Before England Are Due To Play Their World Cup Qualifier

The fire looks to have been put out quickly but it remains unclear if the match will now go ahead as planned tomorrow.

News of the fire engulfing the gantry was captured live on Sky Sports News.

Journalist Rob Dorsett was doing a piece to camera discussing Gareth Southgate’s team selection for tomorrow night’s match before realising the fire was developing next to him.

Within seconds the gantry was taken hold of by the flames as black smoke poured out of the small building on the side of the pitch.

Sky Sports reported nobody looked to be injured in the fire but there were concerns for residential properties behind the stadium.

Thankfully firefighters managed to control the fire before it could spread above the gantry and into the apartments above.

While it remains unclear if England’s match will go ahead tomorrow night, the Three Lions have been preparing as usual and Kieran Trippier can’t wait to captain his country

The full-back skippered the national team in a friendly against Wales this time last year, but this will be the first time he will captain England in front of supporters.

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‘Unbelievable feeling,’ Trippier said. ‘As a player to captain your country is one of my best feelings, one of the proudest moments of my career.

‘Hopefully I can follow that up with a win but I’m speechless, really, to captain my country and lead the boys out. You know obviously something I’ll never ever forget.

‘As a player it’s always good to have a manager who trusts in you, no matter where you play on the pitch.

‘I’ve been with Gareth now nearly since he took charge so I try to repay that by my performances.

‘If I play or if I don’t play, I try to help my team-mates, to encourage my team-mates, especially as we’ve got a young squad.

‘But I can only thank Gareth for what he’s done for me on and off the pitch, and the trust that he has in me personally to name me captain. It’s a surreal moment.’

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