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Lady Andrade banned for punching Wambach

  • AP, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:39 PM

Game officials didn't see Colombian Lady Andrade punch U.S. forward Abby Wambach during the USA's 3-0 win on Saturday, but FIFA handed Andrade a two-game ban after reviewing the 39th minute incident.

Wambach, who suffered a black-eye, had called on FIFA to take action while Andrade said it was "an accident."

The suspension kept Andrade out of Colombia's 1-0 loss to France that ended Colombia's chances to reach the quarterfinal.

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