FIFA reviewing 'sucker-punch' to US player Wambach
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The disciplinary committee of the world soccer governing body is reviewing the hit to the face that left U.S. forward Abby Wambach with a black eye during a game against Colombia at the Olympics.
FIFA spokesman Alex Stone says no update is expected before Monday.
Wambach said she was "sucker-punched" in the right eye by Lady Andrade in the 39th minute of Saturday's 3-0 win over Colombia. Andrade called the play an accident.
After the game, Wambach called for FIFA to take action. The U.S. team did not file a formal complaint, but it did contact FIFA. U.S. coach Pia Sundhage says such behavior "doesn't belong in the game."