Ouchhhh. United States and Germany midfielders Morgan Brian and Alexandra Popp suffered a nasty head-to-head collision during the FIFA World Cup semifinal on June 30 — and it looks seriously painful. WATCH the clip here.
The United States and Germany went head to head in more ways than one during the FIFA World Cup Semifinal. During the heated game, U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian and Germany midfielder Alexandra Popp both jumped for a header… but instead ended up slamming heads. And yes, there was blood.
That had to have hurt BAD. Both Morgan and Alexandra were determined to go for a header when the ball was up in the air, but instead they head-butted each other and toppled over. Poor Morgan looked like she could barely stand the pain as she was wobbling all over the field afterwards. Meanwhile, Alexandra began bleeding around her hairline. So scary! Being the strong fighters they are, both of them returned to playing the game despite their painful injuries. Talk about major team dedication.
Fans were disturbed by the intense collision, too. Some voiced that Morgan and Alexandra should not have played after it! “Amateur hour #FIFA. All show, no substance with player safety particularly head injuries. #USAGER,” one fan wrote on Twitter, while others expressed worry. “OH CRAP. Alexandra Popp is bleeding… Morgan Brian is on the ground… Head to head collision,” another fan wrote. We hope they heal fast!
It was certainly a very intense match to remember between the U.S. and Germany, but alas, the U.S. came out on top and are now advancing to the Finals! Neither teams scored during the first half, but during the second half the U.S. brought it home thanks to star midfielder Carli Lloyd. She scored the first goal on a penalty kick and then had an amazing assist to Kelley O’Hara who scored the second goal. Well done, ladies! The U.S. will play the winner of the Japan-England semifinal in Vancouver on July 5.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Morgan and Alexandra should not have been allowed to play after the collision? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler