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Abby Wambach overtakes Mia Hamm's international goalscoring record

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Abby Wambach overtakes Mia Hamm's international goalscoring record

Abby Wambach overtook Mia Hamm as the top scorer in U.S. women's national team and world history, scoring her 160th international goal against South Korea in a friendly.

With a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes, Wambach had drawn level with former teammate Hamm.

After half an hour, Megan Rapinoe laid a corner toward the penalty spot. Wambach bustled forward and directed a powerful header into the top corner of the goal for the world record.

"Congratulations Abby Wambach!" Hamm tweeted. "So proud of you, my friend. You a warrior and true champion. Enjoy it."

Shortly before the hour mark, Wambach came out of the match to a standing ovation in Red Bull Arena.

Wambach is the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year.

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