ENGLAND’S World Cup recreation towards France is formally OFF as a result of rampaging tremendous hurricane Hagibis.
Crimson-faced event officers lastly confirmed what everybody knew – there was NO likelihood recreation may very well be performed in Yokohama as winds of as much as 160mph batter Japan.
Tremendous Hurricane Hagibis will trigger chaos in Japan
Match chief Alan Gilpin mentioned: “The Pool C match between England and France, will likely be cancelled.
“The Pool B match been New Zealand and Italy will likely be cancelled.
“After intensive analysis, we’re confirming changes to this weekend’s match schedule.
“This consists of, regrettably the choice to cancel matches on security grounds. Hagibis is predicted to to be the most important hurricane of 2019 and extremely prone to trigger disruption.
“Now we have taken the very troublesome, however proper resolution to cancel matches.
Pandemonium ripped by the competitors as tremendous hurricane Hagibis raced in the direction of the south coast of Japan at 160mph.
The climate bomb is because of hit on Saturday morning, inflicting journey nightmares and bringing 10 inches of rain.
Japan 2019 fits scrambled collectively for an emergency briefing at their Tokyo HQ depots initially planning to MOVE the sport 600 miles away to Oita.
Earlier on Wednesday catastrophe administration officers had been holding crunch conferences, having simply recovered from Hurricane Faxai 4 months in the past, which left three useless and greater than 1,000,000 within the capital with out energy.
The Japan Meteorological Company additionally known as an unprecedented pressing press briefing to warn of potential widespread devastation.
Eddie Jones’ England facet will sit out their conflict towards France however nonetheless qualify highGetty Pictures – Getty Source : thecrazyhealth