Colombia's Hernan Dario Gomez resigns

Updated: August 9, 2011, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia soccer coach Hernan Dario Gomez has resigned following reports he struck a woman in a bar.

The Colombian soccer federation said in a statement Tuesday that Gomez "assumed the consequences of his acts."

The widely reported confrontation took place Saturday at a bar in Bogota. Gomez said in a statement Monday he lost control and regretted what happened.

The federation said it will meet in the next 10 days but gave no indication when a new coach might be hired.

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