TIANJIN, CHINA – The Football Ferns’ final FIFA Women’s World Cup group match against China in Tianjin has been postponed for a day due to Typhoon Wipha.
The match was due to kick-off at 8pm Wednesday (midnight Thursday NZ time) but will now be played 24 hours later due to a Typhoon sweeping through the Shanghai area.
On Tuesday, FIFA decided for safety reasons to postpone Wednesday’s Brazil-Denmark match in Shanghai, and the Group C match between Norway and Ghana in neighbouring Hangzhou, breaking from the
established FIFA protocol of playing final group games at the same time.
Hours before Wednesday night’s kick-off FIFA subsequently announced New Zealand’s match against the hosts in Group D, and Australia’s match against Canada in Group C were also postponed – despite
being unaffected by Typhoon Wipha – to allow for all group matches to be played simultaneously as originally scheduled.
All four rescheduled matches have a bearing on deciding the playoff places for their respective groups.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 3 at 12am Friday NZ time (8pm Thursday China time).
Story courtesy of NZF Media…