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USWNT forward Abby Wambach scored a goal just seconds before the end of the first half in the Americans' World Cup match Tuesday against Nigeria. 

By SI Wire
June 16, 2015

U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach scored a goal just seconds before the end of the first half in the Americans' World Cup match Tuesday against Nigeria. It wound up being the winner in a 1-0 triumph at BC Place in Vancouver. 

Wambach put the ball in the net off of a corner kick from Megan Rapinoe, volleying home a one-timed effort. It was Wambach's first goal of this World Cup. She did not start in the Americans' last match against Sweden. 

The goal capped a half of nearly constant offensive pressure by the USWNT, which advanced to the round of 16 as the top seed from Group D with a win and will play a third-place group finisher in the first knockout round.

With the goal, Wambach tied retired German Birgit Prinz for second-most in Women's World Cup history with 14. Brazil's Marta is the career leader with 15.

Watch the goal below: 

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