Monday 16 October 2017

Chile forced to suspend training because helicopter was flying above the pitch

Chile's national soccer players Alexis Sanchez (L) and Mauricio Isla attend a news conference at Toca da Raposa II in Belo Horizonte
Chile's national soccer players Alexis Sanchez (L) and Mauricio Isla attend a news conference at Toca da Raposa II in Belo Horizonte

Chile had to suspend training on Thursday after a helicopter used by Brazilian broadcaster Globo flew above the field.

"Chile training was stopped today a few minutes after it started because of a helicopter flying above the pitch," said a Chile press official.

Chile face hosts Brazil in a last 16 game in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

He said the Chilean FA had asked the company who own the helicopter for an explanation. Globo is a World Cup rights holder for Brazil.

"Training resumed after it had left," the official said, with Chile's daily news conference delayed by an hour as a result.

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