Players bang heads in 1st half of US-Germany World Cup semi

Jul 4, 2015, 2:50 PM
Germany’s Simone Laudehr (6) and United States’ Morgan Brian (14) battle for the ball d...
Germany's Simone Laudehr (6) and United States' Morgan Brian (14) battle for the ball during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — US midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp in the first half of the women’s World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night.

Both returned quickly to the game.

Popp had blood soaking her hair after the collision in the penalty area in front of the U.S. goal. After being tended to by the medical staff on the field, both players left the match for a minute or so before returning.

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