For all the grief the Canadian women's soccer team gave Norwegian referee Christina Pederson following its controversial 4-3 extra-time loss to the United States in Monday's semifinal, Canada still got away with an egregious foul that surely would have put them down to a disadvantageous 10 players if called.
In the above video, that's Canadian forward Melissa Tancredi appearing to intentionally stomp on the head of U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd as she lay on the pitch in the 55th minute. What should have been a red card (and thus an ejection from the contest) went uncalled, however. It was one instance of the reckless match played by Tancredi, who was called for seven fouls but shown only one yellow card.
Even though Tancredi escaped without more appropriate punishment, it still remains possible that FIFA could keep her out of Canada's bronze-medal match against France. Remember, FIFA suspended Colombia's Lady Andrade two matches after her sucker punch on U.S. forward Abby Wambach last week.
H/T Fourth-Place Medal