HomeDirty TackleColombia get their Hand of God moment in Women’s World Cup
Colombia get their Hand of God moment in Women’s World Cup
June 13, 2015
How did the referee miss this ridiculous Colombia handball? pic.twitter.com/9PMKWpcAZj#COL #FRA #FIFAWWC
— Eurosport (@eurosport) June 13, 2015
Colombia (ranked 28th in the world) beat France (ranked third) 2–0 in Group F of the Women’s World Cup thanks in part to a blatant handball. The referee somehow didn’t see it, so France were denied a penalty that could have made it 1–1. This was almost certainly karmic payback for what Thierry Henry did to Ireland in 2009.
With that massive upset, Colombia jump to the top of Group F. And now all three of the world’s top teams (Germany, USA, and France) look far from invincible after their second group-stage matches.