Kangaroo stops play during Australian woman's soccer match

A coach in a pickup truck eventually chased the roo through a break in the fence into a car park from where it disappeared.

25 June 2018 | 10:57

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 25 June 2018 | 10:57

This undated representational photo shows a red-necked kangaroo checking out visitors at Schooenbrunn Zoo in Vienna. (AFP Photo)

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match.

Capital Football Club official Amber Harvey said on Monday the misguided marsupial made its first appearance on the soccer field during the halftime break on Sunday afternoon in a match between Canberra's two top teams — Capital and Belconnen United.

Harvey has said the male eastern gray kangaroo bounded back during the second half, indifferent to efforts to drive him away and delaying play for 32 minutes.

A coach in a pickup truck eventually chased the roo through a break in the fence into a car park from where it disappeared.



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