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Hailstorm halts Belgium-Tunisia friendly soccer match

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    Rodrigo Cokting
    Staff writer

    Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:02 PM -

    We're just days away from the World Cup and teams are doing their best to prepare for their first match.

    Belgium's plans were interrupted when Mother Nature surprised them with a massive hailstorm that sent players off the field. Golfball-sized hail fell on the pitch, postponing the game after only 24 minutes of gameplay.

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    The game against Tunisia was meant to be Belgium's final warm-up game before the World Cup and was played at the King Baudoin stadium in Brussels.

    Tunisia failed to qualify. However their neighbouring country (and often opponent) Algeria is in the same group as Belgium, which also includes Russia and South Korea.

    The 2014 World Cup will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. The first match will see Brazil take on Croatia to get the early lead of Group A.

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