England-Sweden game at Euros delayed by 15 minutes

The English Football Association says the start of game between

England and Sweden has been delayed by 15 minutes because of the

rain delay during the France-Ukraine match at the European

Championship.

The FA says Friday’s kickoff will now be at 10 p.m. local time

(1900 GMT) because the other Group D match in Donetsk was suspended

for nearly an hour because of a thunderstorm.

A torrential downpour and lightning forced the players off the

field, but the game was eventually restarted.