VIDEO: Ireland women’s player kicks ball in face of teammate on goalline

Goal scored as goalkeeper comes to the aid of injured colleague.

Ireland women's player kicks ball in face of teammate standing on the goalline as they defended a corner against USA
GIRLS BEFORE GOALS: Ireland goalkeeper (Image: YouTube/U.S. Soccer)

Watch as an Ireland women’s player kicks the ball into her teammate’s face as they defend a corner against the USA in a World Cup warm-up match on Sunday.

The victim, who was standing guard on the goalline, fell to the floor and into the net – causing her colleagues and most notably the goalkeeper to freeze before American Abby Wambach was left with no choice but to score when faced with an open goal.

See an Ireland women’s player kick the ball into her teammate’s face, plus Wambach’s mum celebrating her daughter’s goal in the complete clip below:

Should the referee have stopped play for a head injury? It was just a friendly after all…