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

Everyone’s going wild for this incredibly naughty Dries Mertens goal

Chelsea set for Everton clash as draw made for League Cup fourth round

League Cup wrap: All too easy for Chelsea, Man Utd and Everton

'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dies aged 95


Today's Stories

Time to add more sizzle to FedEx Cup finale

Ireland rowing for glory in Sunshine State

Sean O’Brien: Warren Gatland and Rob Howley cost Lions series win

Tony O'Donoghue: Before Google and Wikipedia, Jimmy Magee was the internet

Lifestyle

A question of taste: Joe O’Leary

When art and nature collide

Writing between the lines: Ron Hutchinson's new RTÉ series is one of his easier roles

The myths and facts of ... dementia

More From The Irish Examiner