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    FIFA looking at Canada's post-match ref comments

    You knew this was coming....FIFA and the FA's never ever allow this....Tancredi could get be in trouble for this too.....


    The Canadians were critical of the work of Norwegian referee Christian Pedersen, including Canadian captain Christine Sinclair, who questioned her integrity.“We feel like we didn’t lose.

    We feel like it was taken from us,” said Sinclair, who scored all of Canada’s goals in the game. “It’s a shame in a game like that, which is so important, that the ref decided the result before the game started.”

    Said FIFA in a statement: “Following the Olympic Women’s semifinal 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.

    “Further information will be provided only after the Committee are in possession of all the elements of the case.”

    That certainly makes it sound like Sinclair or other players could face disciplinary action including being suspended for Thursday’s bronze medal game against France
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    Much, much more here:

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/07...match-comments
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    FIFA looking at Canada's post-match ref comments

    So pounding on a players head is OK?


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    No its not and that is being looked at too....this is going to blow up in Canada's face....especially the head stomp....and they are going to look awfully foolish after they way they whinned....


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    I feel for Canada because they got screwed late but these comments are doing nothing to help their cause

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    Actually the calls made by the ref were by the book...even if rarely called...

    Plus had Tancredi been red carded and sent off in minute 54 for stomping on the head of Carly Lloyd as she should ahve been they would have been toast playing with ten players....


    Bottom line is by the book they have no cause and yeah chirpping like this is going to cost them perhaps their best player in the great Christine Sinclair and a one or two others for the Broinze Medal match....

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    I feel for Canada because they got screwed late but these comments are doing nothing to help their cause
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    Too bad that a quality game is reduced to whining and the story is not on the greatness of the game itself.

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    anybody read the reader comments at the bottom of the toronto sun article?

    Two comments as counterarguments...
    1. Tancredi - see other thread
    2. Re: Wambach influencing the ref - see the Canada coaching stating pre-game that the US uses "highly illegal" tactics...trying to influence the ref...

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    Could not agree more....

    Quote Originally Posted by BGRed View Post
    Too bad that a quality game is reduced to whining and the story is not on the greatness of the game itself.
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