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Canadian Women's Soccer Players May Face FIFA Discipline For Claiming Yesterday's Semifinal Was Rigged

Members of the Canadian women's national soccer team are under fire for comments they made after yesterday's thriller of a match won by the U.S. with seconds to spare.


FIFA says it plans to investigate the comments, referring most likely to team captain Christine Sinclair who said after the match, "We feel like we didn't lose. We feel like it was taken from us [...] It's a shame in a game like that, which is so important, that the ref decided the result before the game started."

The match featured several controversial calls, including a six-second call on Canada's goalkeeper and a handball that provided Team USA the equalizing penalty shot.

While the Canadian Soccer Federation says they don't expect Sinclair or any other players to be suspended for Canada's bronze medal match, future suspensions could be possible.

[Toronto Sun]

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