FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: USA vs Nigeria quarterfinal to kick-off at 6:20 PM after rain delay

The first FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup quarterfinal between the United States of America and Nigeria at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai has been delayed due to the adverse weather.

View of the ground from the media box at the DY Patil Stadium.

View of the ground from the media box at the DY Patil Stadium. | Photo Credit: Aneesh Dey

The first FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup quarterfinal between the United States of America and Nigeria at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai has been delayed due to the adverse weather.

The first FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup quarterfinal between the United States of America and Nigeria at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai will kick-off at 6:20 PM, after it was delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

The match between the USA and Nigeria was scheduled for a 4:30 PM IST kick-off, but a loud clap of thunder during the national anthem of Nigeria forced the authorities to delay the kick-off.

The match is expected to be delayed until further notice by the authorities. For now, it is still raining at the stadium and covers have come on to the pitch. It is getting brighter in the stadium, but the downpour continues.

As on 5:52 pm, rain has stopped in the stadium. The first quarterfinal between Nigeria and the United States of America is expected to start after weather conditions improve and ger conducive for the match.

According to the latest update from the stadium, the overs are going off and the Nigerian team has come out for its second warmup.

The players are expected to have another round of warm-up before kick-off.

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