TIL that an entire soccer team in the Congo were struck by lightning during a game in October 1998. Despite the lightning strike killing the entire team, their opponents left unharmed.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2006/mar/15/theknowledge.sport

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  1. When I coached youth soccer we always kept an eye on the weather and never risked playing or practicing when lightning was in the area. I can’t understand how this match could have been played when lightning was a risk. Yes, no one knows where lightning will strike, but they usually do know when it’s a risk.

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