Manchester City’s Premier League match with West Ham was postponed as Storm Ciara lashed the United Kingdom with rain and winds of as much as 80mph (130km/h), damaging buildings and inflicting transport disruption.
“Due to excessive and escalating weather situations and within the pursuits of supporter and workers security, at the moment’s match has been postponed,” mentioned an announcement on the Manchester City web site.
“This determination has been made by Manchester City’s Safety Officer following session with Club stakeholders and officers at West Ham United,” added the assertion.
The whole Women’s Super League football program in England — together with derbies between Arsenal and Tottenham in addition to Everton and Liverpool — was additionally worn out by the weather.
The north London derby had been a sell-out, whereas the sport between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park had been anticipated to draw a 20,000-plus crowd.
In Germany, Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Bundesliga match in opposition to Cologne on Sunday was additionally referred to as off.
“As the protected journey of the followers after the sport can’t be assured, Borussia Moenchengladbach has determined in session with the town, fireplace brigade, police and the German Football League (DFL) to cancel the sport,” mentioned Moenchengladbach in an announcement.
Meanwhile the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) took the choice to postpone Sunday’s 4 top-flight matches in addition to all novice video games.
“The video games for Sunday, February 9 within the Eredivisie are canceled,” mentioned the KNVB in an announcement.
“After frequent consultations with the Eredivisie golf equipment, municipalities, police and KNVB, it was concluded that the protection of the followers and gamers can’t be assured because of the anticipated weather situations.
“The matches in the whole nationwide novice football are additionally canceled.”
Football wasn’t the one sport hit by the weather, with the ladies’s Six Nations recreation between Scotland and England additionally referred to as off.
The British Meteorological Office (Met Office), which named Storm Ciara on Wednesday, issued weather warnings for 4 consecutive days from Saturday to Tuesday.