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FIFA forced to move Wednesday's Women's World Cup games to Thursday
September 20th, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  women's world cup


There was more fallout from Typhoon Wipha that hit the East Coast of China on Wednesday.

After Wednesday's Women's World Cup games in Shanghai were postponed from Wednesday to Thursday and moved to Hangzhou, FIFA moved the group finales originally set to kick off in Tianjin at the same time as the Shanghai games from Wednesday to Thursday.

The decision came only hours before kickoff, angering fans who had traveled to Tianjin to see China play New Zealand. FIFA said the decision

Typhoon Wipha dumped heavy rains and destroyed thousands of homes in Zhejiang province south of Shanghai. Damage estimates were put at $500 million. Five people were reported to have been killed and three others were missing.

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