FIFA investigating Canadian women's soccer team after Olympics semi-final loss
An investigation into actions made by the Canadian women’s soccer team following Monday’s match has been launched by FIFA, the international governing body of soccer. Canada suffered a 4-3 defeat against the United States in the semi-final round at the London Olympics on August 6.
“Following the Olympic women's semi-final match between Canada and the USA played at Old Trafford on the evening of 6 August, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee is currently analysing incidents that occurred after the conclusion of the match," read a statement made by FIFA Tuesday (August 7). “Further information will be provided only after the Committee are in possession of all the elements of the case.”
While the “incidents” FIFA is referring to remains unknown, several Canadian players including B.C.’s Christine Sinclair and head coach John Herdman were critical of questionable calls made by referee Christiana Pedersen following the match. Canada will play for the bronze medal against France on Thursday (August 9).
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