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US defeats France 3-1 in Women's World Cup semifinal match

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Abby Wambach (2-L) of USA celebrates with team-mates after scoring 1-2 during the semi-final soccer match of the FIFA Women's World Cup between France and the USA at the Borussia-Park stadium in Moenchengladbach, Germany, 13 July.

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USA's striker Abby Wambach (4th L) scores the 1-2 goal past France's midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand (16) during the FIFA women's football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on July 13.

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Sonia Bompastor (#8) of France celebrates after she scores her team's equalizing goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match between France and USA at Borussia-Park on July 13, in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

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United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a shot by France's Sonia Bompastor during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Wednesday, July 13.

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Lauren Cheney (L) celebrates her 0-1 goal with team-mate Amy Rodriguez (C) while France's Ophelie Meilleroux (R) gestures during the semi-final soccer match of the FIFA Women's World Cup between France and the USA at the Borussia-Park stadium in Moenchengladbach, Germany, July 13.

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Lauren Cheney (L) of the U.S. scores a goal during the Women's World Cup semi-final soccer match against France in Monchengladbach July 13.

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