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Wambach focused on Women's World Cup match, not goals record

 

Abby Wambach scored the game-winning goal in the U.S. WNT's 1-0 victory against Nigeria Tuesday, helping the USA finish atop Group D in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

With 14 goals in her World Cup career, Wambach is now one goal away from tying Brazil's Marta for most goals scored by any individual.

In the midst of her fourth World Cup, the 35-year-old striker has scored in the group stage on all four occasions (2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015) with three of those goals coming in the group stage finale. Meanwhile, Wambach has scored seven of her 14 World Cup goals during the knockout phases of the tournament.

Wambach wore the captain's armband for both of the United States' victories during a group stage in which she played 202 minutes, the most of any U.S. WNT forward.

"She embodies so much of the spirit of this team and our program," said head coach Jill Ellis. "I know Abby. I know in big moments she'll deliver."

For the rest of the story, please visit the USA soccer website.

— USA soccer

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