England, Ukraine won’t train on storm-hit pitch

UEFA says England and Ukraine will not train in the Donbass

Arena before Tuesday’s European Championship game after the playing

surface was damaged by a torrential downpour.

Ukraine’s match against France at the Donetsk venue was

suspended for nearly an hour on Friday after rain flooded the


And UEFA says to protect the pitch, England and Ukraine will

stay off it on Monday ahead of the following night’s Group D


Instead, England plans to train at its base in Krakow, Poland on

Monday before flying to Ukraine.