World Cup team captains ditch ‘OneLove’ armbands after penalty threat, say they’re ‘naughty’
This season’s USA World Cup team went out in a blaze of glory when they knocked out favourites Belgium 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Abby Wambach.
The USA will now turn their attention to the Women’s World Cup and the U.S. squad for the competition’s first round, which will be held in Canada on Canada Day.
The U.S. are expected to be drawn against Germany, the host country and defending champions.
Abby Wambach scored the USA’s only goal in the 1-0 win over Belgium to knock the hosts out of the Women’s World Cup
The USA’s women have qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup, beating South Korea by beating Japan and Denmark 3-1.
They will be hoping to win the next tournament against Germany, who are defending champions.
Both teams have been tipped to win the first round.
In an unprecedented move, captain Abby Wambach turned her back on her teammates when they were running through the tunnel heading for the World Cup quarter-final game against South Korea.
‘For the rest of the game, I had to sit at my coach’s side, because I was just so angry and embarrassed,’ she said to BBC Sport.
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Team captain Abby Wambach was filmed turning her back on the World Cup squad to head off to the airport and play another game. She then turned on the rest of her US teammates.
With the USA not on the plane, the US team flew back in a private jet to Canada to prepare for the quarter-final against South Korea.
Wambach, whose team had gone out 1-0 victors in the last eight game, turned back to head off on her own to Canada after the game.
The captain then turned on the rest of her U.S. team, taking no part in the team’s