Eight Players Injured And One Left In Coma After Lightning Strikes Pitch During Austrian Lower League Game

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By Chris Wright

Sunday's Austrian lower league tie betweenFC Notsch and FC Sillian had to be abandoned before kick-off when a freak lightning strike left several players incapacitated.

According to local reports, the heavens opened and the pitch was engulfed in an almighty rain storm as the players warmed-up, with the coaches of both sides instructing their teams to return to the dressing room to let the adverse weather subside before starting the game.

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