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Stormy weather forces postponement of leading European football matches

(CNN)A number of major European football games were called off Sunday as heavy rain and winds hit the continent.Manchester City's Premier League match with West Ham was postponed as Storm Ciara lashed the United Kingdom with rain and winds of up to 80mph (130km/h), damaging buildings and causing transport disruption."Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today's match has been postponed," said a statement on the Manchester City website."This decision has been made by Manchester City's Safety Officer following consultation with Club stakeholders and officials at West Ham United," added the statement.READ: What's next for Messi after the Instagram post that rocked Barca?In German ...