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Abby Wambach leads USWNT to Women's World Cup knockout stage

Abby Wambach scored as the United States women's soccer team beat Nigeria, 1-0, and clinched Group D at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates scoring
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Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates scoring a goal in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates scoring
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Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates scoring a goal in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Meghan Klingenberg of the United States controls the
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Meghan Klingenberg of the United States controls the ball alongside Francisca Ordega of Nigeria in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Goalkeeper Precious Dede of Nigeria blocks the pass
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Goalkeeper Precious Dede of Nigeria blocks the pass by Alex Morgan of the United States in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20
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VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States celebrates scoring a goal in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20
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VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States celebrates with Megan Rapinoe #15 after Wambach scores a goal in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20
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VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States runs into Evelyn Nwabuoku #14 of Nigeria in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Megan Rapinoe of the United States controls the
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Megan Rapinoe of the United States controls the ball ahead of Ngozi Okobi of Nigeria in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Julie Johnston of the United States takes a
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Julie Johnston of the United States takes a shot against goalkeeper Precious Dede of Nigeria in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Lauren Holiday of the United States falls to
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Lauren Holiday of the United States falls to the pitch in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Alex Morgan of the United States warms up
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Alex Morgan of the United States warms up before taking on Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Abby Wambach of the United States warms up
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Abby Wambach of the United States warms up before taking on Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Alex Morgan of the United States warms up
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Alex Morgan of the United States warms up before taking on Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe of
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Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe of the United States warm up before taking on Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Megan Rapinoe of the United States is knocked
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Megan Rapinoe of the United States is knocked down by Ngozi Ebere and Ukpong Sunday of Nigeria in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Sarah Nnodim of Nigeria controls the ball against
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Sarah Nnodim of Nigeria controls the ball against Alex Morgan of the United States in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Sarah Nnodim of Nigeria controls the ball against
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Sarah Nnodim of Nigeria controls the ball against Alex Morgan of the United States in the first half in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates with
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Abby Wambach of the United States celebrates with Megan Rapinoe after Wambach scores a goal in the first half against Nigeria in the Group D match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver.

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