San Marino v England at risk after loud bang outside ground plunges stadium into darkness

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Monday night’s World Cup Group I qualifier between San Marino and England could be at risk of being postponed.

The Sun report that a loud bang was heard just outside the ground, with smoke plumes being seen, and the stadium plunged into darkness as a result.

With just a point required for the Three Lions to qualify for Qatar 2022, it wouldn’t be the best timing for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Furthermore, against a team that have lost all nine of their qualifiers thus far, there would be expected to be easy pickings for the visitors.

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For Harry Kane there is an extra incentive.

He is just 10 goals away from becoming the all-time leading goalscorer for his country, and if he were to hit a scoring sweet spot as he did against Albania, then it’s entirely possible he could hit the heights in Qatar.

Harry Kane could benefit from a few more goals against San Marino

With only a couple of hours to go until kick-off, a decision will need to be made quickly.

The safety of supporters, players and staff is paramount, so the game should only go ahead if this can still be guaranteed.

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