We are used to seeing soccer players falling to the ground and clutching their faces over the slightest of contact. But in the 39th minute of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s 3-0 win over Colombia, veteran Abby Wambach had a very good reason. Replays showed that Lady Andrade ran up to Wambach from behind and leveled her with a blatant punch to the face.
According to the Associated Press report, Wambach was left with a black eye after the match. And now soccer’s governing body, FIFA, is investigating the incident, with an announcement expected today.
[UPDATE] According to Grant Wahl of the Sports Illustrated, Andrade has been suspended for two games by FIFA.
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