The Colombia-Chile Match Almost Got Rained Out, And Things Got Weird

Lead Photo: REUTERS/Janine Costa
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Chile and Colombia had plenty of time to plan for the second half in their Copa América Centenario semi-final match Thursday because of a severe storm that interrupted the game at halftime. Chile took a 2-0 lead early in the match, but Colombia grew into the game and finished the half strong.

It definitely seemed to be in the best interest of the teams to postpone the rest of the game for a day, because the rain really did a number on the condition of the field. Fortunately, the grounds crew at Soldier Field did a good job making the surface playable and saving us from having to wait another day for a resolution.

Univision passed the time by analyzing the situation for two hours, while Fox Sports opted to re-air the semi-final between Argentina and the United States. Attendees just kept the party going. Here’s a breakdown of what happened in the two-hour delay:


The stadium filled with water


Fans remained in good spirits


Some had too much fun


Things got weird on Univision


People had jokes on Twitter


And we remembered that not all heroes wear capes