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Megan Rapinoe retires due to injury in the sixth minute of the final match of her career between her team OL Reign and NeoGy/New York Gotham in the NFL final.
SAN DIEGO — Megan Rapinoe retired due to injury on Saturday in the sixth minute of the National Football League Final, a game in which the legendary NFL player decided to hang up her boots.
Rapinoe slipped in the third minute in a non-contact match with opposing players and fell to the floor when the final match between her team OL Reign and NJ/NY Gotham had just begun.
A two-time world champion with the USA, a gold medalist at London 2012 and a Ballon d’Or winner in 2019, Rapinoe was unable to continue due to that injury and left the field shortly after crying, limping, with the help of OL Reign’s medical staff and with the assistance of medical staff. Crowd applauds at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego.
Before she left the green and ended her wonderful career in such an unfortunate and sad way, Rapinoe received a hug from Ali Krieger, a very close friend – but rival on Saturday since she played for Gotham – who was also a two-time world champion with the USA.
Rapinoe was replaced by Bethany Balcer.
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