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Abby Wambach

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Player of Japan celebrates after winning the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)

Japan Beats USA In Penalty Kicks, Wins 1st World Cup

Japan has won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

07/17/2011

JULY 13: Abby Wambach of the USA celebrates as her side takes a 1-0 lead during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match between France and USA. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

US Beats France 3-1, Advances To World Cup Final

The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again, it was Abby Wambach coming up big in a 3-1 victory over France.

07/13/2011

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 10: Abby Wambach of USA celebrates after scoring her team's equalizing goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Final match between Brazil and USA at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion on July 10, 2011 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Wambach, Solo Key Dramatic US Win Over Brazil

The Americans are moving on to the semifinals after one of the most riveting games in the history of the Women’s World Cup — beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie.

07/10/2011

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