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Abby Wambach wins AP Female Athlete of 2011

Abby Wambach wins AP Female Athlete of 2011

Abby Wambach

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The 31-year-old forward spearheaded USA’s inspirational run into the Final, nodding home an extra-time (122′) equaliser against Brazil in the quarter-finals, the latest goal scored in World Cup history. The goal not only levelled the score at 2-2 to send the match into penalties, where the Americans eventually won through to the semi-finals, but proved to be the latest goal ever scored in the history of the tournament.

Wambach scored a total four goals at Germany 2011, tallying all with her head en route to claiming both the adidas Silver Ball and the adidas Bronze Boot.

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