- Holland and Mexico have World Cup's first official 'cooling break' under referee Pedro Proenca's orders on the half-hour mark
- Temperature measured at 38.8 degrees in Fortaleza at Estadio Castelao
- Supporters make way to shade at back of stands to avoid sun
- Qatar between May and September likely to reach 40 degrees or more, and has been recorded as high as 53 degrees
- Three-minute breaks get added to stoppage time at end of half
- Holland beat Mexico 2-1 to reach quarter-final or World Cup
- FIFA secretary general stated 2022 World Cup 'will not be in June or July' and could be played over winter
The 39-degree heat in Fortaleza meant Holland and Mexico were given the World Cup's first official 'cooling break', as fans were seen retreating to the back of the stands to avoid the scorching sun.
Referee Pedro Proenca allowed three minutes on the half-hour and 75-minute mark to cool off and take in drinks at Estadio Castelao, while supporters maneuvered their way into pockets of shade.
It is worrying, though, with the temperature of Qatar - the controversial hosts of the 2022 tournament - more than capable of reaching in excess of 40 degrees.
Cooling off: The Mexico team were given a three-minute break to take in fluids and cool off
Drinks: The players were given three minutes by referee Pedro Proenca on the half-hour mark
Water break: Holland take in three minutes to themselves in their game against Mexico
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