Chile v Colombia suspended at halftime due to storm

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 9:30 PM

(Reuters) - The second half of Wednesday's Copa America semi-final between Chile and Colombia in Chicago has been suspended because of an approaching storm, officials said.

With Chile leading 2-0 at the break, fans at Soldier Field were advised to take shelter before an announcement was made that the second half would be delayed.

"Due to inclement weather in the immediate stadium vicinity, tonight's Copa America Centenario match at Soldier Field has been temporarily suspended," authorities said.

"Copa America Centenario and City officials are monitoring the weather closely. The safety of our players and fans is our top priority."

The winner of Wednesday's match goes on to face Argentina in the final.

(Writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford)