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Sinclair won’t be suspended for comments following soccer game

Canadian star Christine Sinclair will not be suspended following remarks she made after losing a semi-final to the U.S. on Monday.

That means Canada’s full Olympic women’s soccer team can play their bronze medal match against France on Thursday without fear of a pre-game suspension.

The sport’s governing body, FIFA, told the Star its disciplinary committee will not make a decision on a suspension under after the bronze medal match.

Sinclair and teammate Melissa Tancredi made comments after losing 4-3 to the U.S. about referee Christina Pederson. Pederson called a six-second violation on the Canadian goalkeeper that led to the tying goal by the U.S. Canada lost the game in extra time.

“In view of the elements currently at its disposal, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considers that further investigation will be needed regarding incidents that occurred after the conclusion of the match between Canada and the USA on 6 August at Old Trafford.

“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee is therefore not in a position to take any decision at present. Further information will be provided in due course, but not prior to the bronze medal match between Canada and France on 9 August.”

Star News Service

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