While France and Switzerland to a great extent got what they needed with a 0-0 draw at Euro 2016 on Sunday, it was a night of disgrace for ground staff and games producers.
Four Swiss players needed to change tore shirts, the Adidas match ball, sold outside for 140 euros ($158), burst and a cut-up pitch at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, that must be fixed up by groundsmen at halftime, sent players sliding.
The Lille pitch, underneath a retractable rooftop, still needs to have an Italy v Ireland conflict on Wednesday, a last-16 installation and a quarter-last.
“It was better in Marseille however it was irritating. I don’t know who is capable. We’re just in the gathering arrange and having a contribute that state as of now is not something to be thankful for,” said France mentor Didier Deschamps.
Switzerland partner Vladimir Petkovic said the pitch had unquestionably influenced the nature of the diversion.
“I truly trust they’re ready to dry the pitch since it doesn’t hold up well, however it was the same for both sides so we can’t grumble,” he said.
Petkovic was less disparaging of his side’s Puma-made shirts.
“On the off chance that a shirt is pulled incidentally they can fall apart. There were four and a perhaps a fifth one toward the end. On the off chance that you pull shirts they do break,” he said.
Goalkeeper and man of the match Yann Sommer, whose shirt was not tore, said the pack harm was more down to the way of the match.
“It can happen. It implies it was a battle on the pitch, with heaps of duels. A pullover can fall flat. Obviously today we had a ton. I can’t say we need to change since Puma is extraordinary,” he finished up.