Abby Wambach wins FIFA World Player of the Year
Monday, January 7, 2013
Earlier tonight in Zurich, United States national team soccer player was named 2012 FIFA , soccer's yearly designation for the best women's player in the world, beating out teammate and five time winner Brazilian national team member .
Wambach became the first woman from the United States to win the award since 2012 Summer Olympics and where she personally contributed five goals in her team's effort.in 2002. Her victory came in the same year she aided her team in winning a gold medal at the
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