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Former Gator scores two in World Cup

GAINESVILLE -- Big news today from the other side of the world. Former Florida women's soccer player Abby Wambach scored both American goals in a 2-0 victory today against Sweden in a must-win group stage match of the women's World Cup.

Wambach scored a penalty kick in the 34th minute and then wowed the world with a spectacular goal in the 58th when she settled a long cross with her chest and then fired a left-footed 15-yard blast. Wamback told The Associated Press that "I just hit it as hard as I could and it went in."

Wambach has scored 80 goals in 98 games for the national team. The US plays Nigeria on Tuesday in Shanghai in the final group stage match. The Americans opened the World Cup earlier this week with a tie against North Korea.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report


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