Today in Sports History: Abby Wambach's Incredible 2011 World Cup Advancement

In the 79th minute of the Women's World Cup, player Abby Wambach broke a heated tie with a miraculous header shot. That goal earned the team its first trip to the final since 1999. 

Team USA won over France with a score of 3-1. Japan upset Sweden 3-1 in the other semifinal game. Team USA played their match in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on July 13th, 2011. It was a paramount season for women's soccer, and the following years would only prove to be more influential for the league. 

Since the 2011 final, the women's team holds a current ranking of No. 1 as of 2017. Their biggest win was 14-0 over the Dominican Republic in 2012, and they won the 2015 and 2019 FIFA World Cup games. 

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Post originally appeared on History Obsessed.