Wambach plays final game for US before retirement

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Wambach plays final game for US before retirement

Abby Wambach played the final football match of her glittering career this week before retiring from the sport.

The United States’ striker has scored more goals than any other female or male in international football history.

The 35-year-old has found the back of the net on no less than 184 occasions in 255 matches.

She played a key role in helping her country to a third World Cup title in July in neighbouring Canada.

It was Wambach’s fourth consecutive World Cup appearance.

Her final game for the Stars and Stripes was against China in New Orleans – a game that wrapped up the side’s 10-city World Cup victory tour.

The US lost the tie 1-0.

In a glittering career spanning over 15 years Wambach also won two olympic gold medals (2004 and 2012) and was named FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2012.