Wambach Wins FIFA's World Player of the Year; Sundhage Named Top Coach

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Wambach Wins FIFA's World Player of the Year; Sundhage Named Top Coach
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At long last, Abby Wambach can be called the top women's soccer player in the world. Wambach, the U.S. women's national team star striker, captured the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award, cementing her place at the top of the mountain after coming close in recent years. Wambach, the first American to win the world's top female honors since Mia Hamm in 2001 and 2002, had finished third in the voting in 2011, fourth in 2004 and 2006, and fifth in 2007 and 2010.

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