Fire erupts at the Andorra stadium England are due to play at in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday

Fire erupts at Andorra’s national stadium just over 24 hours before England are due to play there in a 2022 World Cup qualifier, with an area bursting into flames during a live TV report

A fire has broken out in dramatic scenes at the Andorra’s Estadi Nacional just a day before they are due to play England there in a World Cup qualifier.

The gantry – a bridge-like overhead structure with a platform supporting equipment – erected ahead of Saturday night’s match was seen in flames during a live television report from Sky Sports.

The fire broke out just as Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorset was giving an update from the artificial pitch Andorra, with black billowing smoke then making its way towards residential apartments and flat surrounding the 3,000 capacity stadium. 

A fire has broken out in dramatic scenes at the Estadi Nacional in the capital of Andorra

t comes just a day before England are due to face them in a World Cup qualifier

t comes just a day before England are due to face them in a World Cup qualifier

The gantry erected ahead of Saturday night's match was seen in flames during a TV report

The gantry erected ahead of Saturday night’s match was seen in flames during a TV report

Black billowing smoke then made its way towards surrounding residential apartments and flat

Black billowing smoke then made its way towards surrounding residential apartments and flat

A fire engine later arrived on the scene in the country’s capital of Andora La Vella to try and put the fire out, the cause of which remains unclear at this stage. 

Reporter Carrie Brown however posted an image which appeared to show that the VAR monitor had been caught up in the blaze. 

Southgate’s men had trained on the 3G hybrid surface just hours before the fire had broken out in their bid to making it six wins out of seven of their World Cup qualifying group. 

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