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U.S. fans cheer prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

Women's World Cup: USA 3, France 1

The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Americans, scoring in a 3-1 victory over France.

United States' Abby Wambach scores her side's second
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United States' Abby Wambach scores her side's second goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop
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United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a shot by France's Sonia Bompastor during the semifinal at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach celebrates with United States'
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United States' Abby Wambach celebrates with United States' Megan Rapinoe after scoring her side's 2nd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

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USA's striker Alex Morgan, left, celebrates with USA's
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USA's striker Alex Morgan, left, celebrates with USA's midfielder Megan Rapinoe, after scoring the goal during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach, second left, celebrates with
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United States' Abby Wambach, second left, celebrates with teammates scoring their side's second goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach is challenged by France's
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United States' Abby Wambach is challenged by France's Ophelie Meilleroux, right, during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach, left, followed by United
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United States' Abby Wambach, left, followed by United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring their side's second goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Alex Morgan, top, fails to score
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United States' Alex Morgan, top, fails to score past France goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

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USA's striker Abby Wambach (2ndL) scores the goal
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USA's striker Abby Wambach (2ndL) scores the goal past France's midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand (3rdL) during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match. (July 13, 2011)

USA's striker Abby Wambach (2ndL) scores the 1-2
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USA's striker Abby Wambach (2ndL) scores the 1-2 goal past France's midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand (16) during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match France and the USA. (July 13, 2011)

The United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring a
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The United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring a goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring her side's
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United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring her side's 2nd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring her side's
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United States' Abby Wambach celebrates scoring her side's 2nd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

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USA's striker Alex Morgan, right, celebrates scoring the
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USA's striker Alex Morgan, right, celebrates scoring the goal with USA's striker Lauren Cheney at the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match France and the USA. (July 13, 2011)

Camille Abily of France and Lauren Cheney of
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Camille Abily of France and Lauren Cheney of USA battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

Camille Abily of France and Lauren Cheney of
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Camille Abily of France and Lauren Cheney of USA battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

USA's striker Lauren Cheney and France's midfielder Camille
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USA's striker Lauren Cheney and France's midfielder Camille Abily vie for the ball during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany,. (July 13, 2011)

France's midfielder Camille Abily and USA's striker Lauren
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France's midfielder Camille Abily and USA's striker Lauren Cheney vie for the ball during the FIFA women's football World Cup semi-final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

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US goalkeeper Hope Solo, right, fails to stop
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US goalkeeper Hope Solo, right, fails to stop a shot by France's Sonia Bompastor, not seen, as France's Gaetane Thiney runs past during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

France's Gaetane Thiney, right, jumps for the ball
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France's Gaetane Thiney, right, jumps for the ball during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

USA's striker Abby Wambach has her shot blocked
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USA's striker Abby Wambach has her shot blocked by France's goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

USA's defender Christie Rampone vies for the ball
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USA's defender Christie Rampone vies for the ball with France's striker Marie-Laure Delie during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

Sonia Bompastor of France celebrates after she scores
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Sonia Bompastor 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 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

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France's Louisa Necib is challenged by USA's defender
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France's Louisa Necib is challenged by USA's defender Amy Le Peilbet, right, and USA's striker Lauren Cheney, left, during the FIFA women's World Cup semi-final match in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Lauren Cheney, center, scores her side's
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United States' Lauren Cheney, center, scores her side's first goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Lauren Cheney, 2nd left, scores her
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United States' Lauren Cheney, 2nd left, scores her side's first goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Lauren Cheney, 2nd left, scores her
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United States' Lauren Cheney, 2nd left, scores her side's first goal past France goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz, right, during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

United States' Amy Le Peilbet and France's Camille
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United States' Amy Le Peilbet and France's Camille Abily challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

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Abby Wambach of the USA in action with
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Abby Wambach of the USA in action with Sandrine Soubeyrand of France during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match between France and USA in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (July 13, 2011)

A fan in United States colors cheers prior
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A fan in United States colors cheers prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

U.S. fans cheer prior to the semifinal match
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U.S. fans cheer prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

France's Sandrine Soubeyrand jumps over United States' Shannon
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France's Sandrine Soubeyrand jumps over United States' Shannon Boxx during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

U.S. fans sing the national anthem prior to
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U.S. fans sing the national anthem prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

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U.S. fans cheer prior to the semifinal match
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U.S. fans cheer prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

U.S. fans hold signs prior to the semifinal
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U.S. fans hold signs prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

A fan in U.S. colors smiles prior to
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A fan in U.S. colors smiles prior to the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

A fan of the U.S. waits for the
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A fan of the U.S. waits for the beginning of the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's World Cup. (July 13, 2011)

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