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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / SoccerSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Brave ref decision stirs up controversy in World Cup(Xinhua) Updated:2015-06-07 16:20Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallCanada defender Josee Belanger (9) controls the ball against China defender Liu Shanshan (2) during the second half in a Group A soccer match in the 2015 womens World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, June 6, 2015. [Photo/Agencies & Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports]EDMONTON, Canada – A stoppage-time penalty awarded to Canada that helped the hosts beat China 1-0 in the Women World Cup opener stirred up controversy Saturday.The hosts were given the penalty when Adriana Leon fell after making contact with Chinese midfielder Zhao Rong at the 91st minute.China coach Hao Wei questioned the referees decision, saying “I am not sure that was a penalty.””Its a real pity,” said Hao Wei on the penalty.”But were here to play the game. We respect the referees judgement. Whether it was a foul or not well have to watch the video replay.”Canada coach John Herdman applauded the penalty ruling by Ukrainian referee Kateryna Monzul.”Well done to the referee. I think she made a very brave decision that many referees would have ignored,” said Herdman.”Im glad we could sneak a win. We have the three points and are on the road.”When that call went in, I nearly cried out. I am an emotional person,” added the 39-year-old English.Agence France-Presse (AFP) defined the opener match as “dramatic” in the headline that reads “Late Sinclair penalty gives Canada dramatic win over China.””There was drama in store when Ukrainian referee Kateryna Monzul pointed to the spot in favour of Canada on 90 minutes,” AFP reported.Sinclair “converted a controversial penalty awarded for a foul on Adriana Leon by Zhao Rong in the box”, AFP commented.The Mississauga News described the penalty as the following: “The decisive penalty was called after Adriana Leon went down after contact with defender Zhao Rong”.BBC Sport reported the match with the title: “Controversial penalty gives Canada win.””The game looked to be heading for a goalless conclusion until Chinas Zhao Rong was adjudged to have brought down Adriana Leon in the box in stoppage time,” BBC Sport noted.Despite the frustration, Chinas coach was confident his side could hit back in their next games against the Netherlands and New Zealand.”I think within two days we will be able to regroup mentally to be able to challenge in our next games. I have no doubt about that.”Canada next play New Zealand on Thursday, and the Netherlands on Monday, June 15.8.03KRelated StoriesBrazil media hails growing soccer presence in ChinaBlatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandalFIFA arrests spur Brazil to probe soccer corruptionWhy China needs soccer and team sportsPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotBarca beat Juve 3-1 in classic for fifth European crownHighlightsCannavaros Evergrande life in photosWarriors beat Cavs in Game One OT thrillerLi Na gives birth to baby girlPele happy to see Cosmos match play role in US-Cuba detenteSpecialLi Na retires from tennis17th Asian GamesUS OpenNanjing Youth Olympics…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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