WATCH: Young footballer comforted by twin after they play on opposite sides in World Cup

Monica and Sabrina Flores wore different jerseys while playing at the Women’s Sub-20 World Cup but family ties remained strong after the final whistle.

The 20-year-old twins were born in the US, with a Mexican father and an American mother.

Both are gifted footballers and when it came to declaring for international duty Monica chose Mexico while Sabrina joined the US team.

That put them in opposition at the recent tournament and this video of Sabrina comforting Monica after the Americans won has since gone viral.

Interviewed before the game, Monica said they and their parents didn’t allow football to create any rifts in the family.

“Our parents generally don’t suffer,” she said. “Quite the contrary, they get excited and equally support the two of us. What they want is for us to have a good game.”

h/t: Fusion.net

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Lucas Perez scores a Champions League hat-trick and Arsenal fans crack Tottenham jokes on Twitter

Champions League wrap: Arsenal top Group A while Besiktas are brought to tears by missing out

Celtic’s on-loan winger snatches a draw against parent club

Arsenal take their ‘10% chance’ to win Group A


Today's Stories

Aidan O’Mahony adamant Eamonn Fitzmaurice is the right man for Kerry job

Pádraig Harrington: Thomas Bjorn is a leader, not a liability

Cork City's squad-building ‘nearly done’

Conor Murray in a good place to face massive challenges

Lifestyle

Full disclosure in Oliver Stone's new film about CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden

What to buy for the most awkward people in your life this Christmas

Children's hospice makes sure families experience a truly precious Christmas

Making Cents: PCPs are the deals for those looking for new wheels

More From The Irish Examiner