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Lady Andrade Suspended For Abby Wambach Punch: Colombia Soccer Player Gets Two-Match Ban

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United States' Abby Wambach gestures to the referee, as she lays on the field after suffering from an injury at the hands of Colombia's Lady Andrade, unseen, during the group G women's soccer match between the United States and Colombia at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. (AP Photo/Chris Clark)
United States' Abby Wambach gestures to the referee, as she lays on the field after suffering from an injury at the hands of Colombia's Lady Andrade, unseen, during the group G women's soccer match between the United States and Colombia at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. (AP Photo/Chris Clark)

LONDON -- FIFA has imposed a two-match ban on Colombia player Lady Andrade after U.S. forward Abby Wambach said she was "sucker-punched" by her opponent in an Olympic soccer match.

FIFA says its disciplinary committee suspended Andrade for a group match against France on Tuesday, and for the quarterfinals if Colombia advances.

Wambach said she was hit in the right eye by Andrade in the 39th minute of a 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday.

After the game, Wambach called for FIFA to take action, while Andrade said it was "an accident."

The U.S. team did not file a formal complaint against Andrade, but it did contact FIFA.

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