The Canadian Soccer Association have released details yesterday that they have received notification by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee that Christine Sinclair has been suspended for 4 matches and fined.

 

The decision was made because the FIFA Disciplinary Committee believed that Christine Sinclair’s behaviour during the London 2012 Olympic semi-final match played between Canada and USA, was unsporting behaviour towards match officials.

The Canadian Soccer association have requested reasons for this judgement and no further information will be available until such time as those reasons are received by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and have been reviewed.

 

The incident followed a very dramatic semi-final match at the London 2012 Olympics, the game was obviously very heated and full of emotion as both teams battled for a place at the final.

 

The Canadian team and fans were unhappy with some of the decisions in the match, including an incident where the Canadian keeper was penalised for handling the ball for longer than six seconds. The resulting free-kick was taken inside the penalty area and bounced off the arm of Canadian defender Marie-Eve Nault, this led to a penalty kick awarded to USA, which they converted.

 

Christine Sinclair scored a hat-trick in the match but it was a late Alex Morgan goal that gave USA the victory, the USWNT then went on to win the Gold medal.

 

Following the game, Sinclair was quoted as commenting “We feel like we didn’t lose, we feel like it was taken from us, it’s a shame in a game like that that was so important, the ref decided the result before it started.”

  

  

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4 Comments
  1. gromit 8 years ago

    The Queen of FK ! Unbelievable Aya ! And Yuki so fast !

  2. Julia Bic 9 years ago

    Good news guys! Sinclair will most likely serve her four game suspension in early January during some exhibition friendlies against/in China.

    She addressed her suspension today and commented that she does not regret her comments after that game.

    Canada Soccer have stated that they will pay any fine associated with Sinclair!

  3. gromit 9 years ago

    Maybe you have nothing against the Canadian team but you are a supporter of the USNT if I believe your profile. Maybe are you a little biased ? I don’t agree with you : US team didn’t play a better game. The match was played between two very close teams. And the question was not about US team, anyway, but about how the match was refereed. And to take your word, it was not refereed “graciously”. ;o)

  4. Jordan Ntoka 9 years ago

    I remember watching that game and remember seeing the USWNT win gracefully! It seems to me like Sinclair is a sore looser. I have nothing against the Canadian team but let’s just face it USA played a better game.

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