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More snags hit the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria...

A Group D match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup between New Zealand and Burkina Faso has been 'temporarily suspended' midway through the second half as a result of a heavy downpour at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, eastern Nigeria.

The referee had to call off the game between New Zealand and Burkina Faso with encounter tied at 1-1 because the artificial pitch became waterlogged and unplayable following the heavy rain.

But even after the rain had eased, some areas of the pitch appeared worse for wear, which may force the match to be cancelled.

On Monday, the match between Spain and the United States of America was disrupted twice due to failure of the floodlights at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, while on the opening day of the tournament on Saturday, the game between hosts Nigeria and Germany was delayed by half an hour because the heavy downpour made the Abuja National Stadium pitch unplayable.

Samm Audu, Goal.com

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