FIFA is investigating comments made by Canadian players and their coach following the USA's 4-3 overtime win in Monday's semifinals of the Olympic women's soccer competition.
At issue was the decision of Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen to call Canada goalie Erin McLeod for time-wasting, leading to the USA's tying goal in the 80th minute.
"We feel cheated." said Christine Sinclair, who scored a hat trick. "It’s a shame that in a game as important as that, the ref decided the result before it started.”
Added teammate Melissa Tancredi: “I feel robbed. That’s all I can say. I said to [Pedersen], ‘I hope you can sleep tonight and put on your American jersey because that’s who you played for today.’”
Canada said on Tuesday it would not ask for FIFA to investigate Pedersen.