Northern Ireland‘s World Cup qualifier against Fabio Capello’s Russia side was postponed for the second time within 24 hours as freezing weather conditions wreaked havoc with the sporting calendar. Several League One and Two matches were called off and horse racing in Britain was reduced to a single meeting, as snow and falling temperatures again did their worst. In Belfast, Irish Football Association staff were among those who braved the hostile conditions to clear the playing surface on Friday, but ice patches remained morning.
Under Fifa regulations, the IFA had to rearrange the fixture for the following day, but, despite an improvement in the weather, the pitch at Windsor Park remained unplayable. The Norwegian match officials and representatives of the IFA and the Russian football federation met at the stadium for a further inspection at 10am before cancelling the fixture. [source]
And then there was the USMNT in Colorado. We braved the conditions and played our WCQ in a blizzard and came out with a 1 – 0 result. I always like to read the UK papers and see what kind of respect that they give American football, and its getting better.
Check out this photo gallery in the Telegraph as they cover The Snow Game……