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FIFA mulls action against Canada over barbs aimed at referee after Olympics loss to US

Canada's goalkeeper Erin Mcleod, center left, dives in vain as the United States' Alex Morgan, bottom center, scores the winning goal during their semifinal women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
August 07, 2012 - 2:58 PM

LONDON - FIFA is considering disciplinary action over blistering comments by Canada's coach and players about the referee after their semifinals loss to the United States in the Olympic women's football tournament.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel is "analyzing incidents that occurred after" Canada's 4-3 defeat after extra time on Monday.

Canada forward Christine Sinclair, who scored all three goals, later said "the ref decided the result before the game started."

The Canadians were upset by an indirect free kick awarded against goalkeeper Erin McLeod for holding the ball too long late in normal time.

The resulting passage of play saw the Americans get a penalty which Abby Wambach scored to equalize at 3-3.

Wambach says she counted out loud when McLeod held the ball.

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