Sunday 26 March 2017

WATCH - Young footballer lovingly consoles twin sister after playing on opposite teams at World Cup

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Monica and Sabrina Flores are twin sisters but they played for different teams at the under-20 World Cup and ended up facing each other in the tournament.

The 20-year-old twins are born in the USA. Their father is Mexican and their mother is American.

Both girls have excelled at football but when it came to declaring their allegiance to one team, Monica chose Mexico while Sabrina joined the US team.

When the Americans triumphed over their Mexican neighbours 2-1 in the quarter-finals, Sabrina immediately rushed to comfort her devastated sister in a touching gesture.

In an interview before the game, Monica said: "Our parents generally don’t suffer. Quite the contrary, they get excited and equally support the two of us. What they want is for us to have a good game.”

Both sisters play on the same college team, Notre Dame. Hopefully, they will share in some victories together very soon.

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