One of the 2018 World Cup stadiums in Russia has suffered severe damage folowing landslides triggered by heavy rain.
There has been heavy rains in the city of Volgograd, with parts of the stadium suffering leaks inside the grounds. Landslides hit the embankment near the stadium causing a deep hole and mud sprayed across walkways and paths.
The Volgograd Arena hosted four games, including England v Tunisia, Saudi Arabia v Egypt, Nigeria v Iceland and Japan v Poland.
The 45,000 capacity stadium was built for the World Cup at a cost over 16 billion roubles ($257 million), according to data on the regional government’s website.
Reports say up to a week of repair work is now set to take place.
According to Mirror.co.uk, spokesmen for the Volgograd government and Sport In said the rain was extraordinary and was dealt with as an emergency.
“This happens once in a hundred years,” a Sport In spokesman said.