Australia’s rising soccer star Ellie Carpenter cops a ball directly to the face. Gets flattened by ‘absolutely vicious clearance’ leaving her with a bleeding nose!

Ellie Carpenter was lining up for the Matildas with the hope of a second-straight win over the United States, when the ball’s path took an unexpected turn. The freak incident saw Carpenter attempt to block the kick by American rival Crystal Dunn, only to be caught square in the face.

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