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Abby Wambach gets FIFA top honor

January 7, 2013
By Associated Press
ZURICH -- As a young girl, Abby Wambach had pictures of Mia Hamm on her bedroom wall and got the American soccer star's autograph.

On Monday, Wambach joined Hamm and became the second American to be voted FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.

"I'm a little speechless to be honest when you say it like that," Wambach told The Associated Press backstage at the Zurich Kongresshaus. "It's humbling to know that the majority think you are one of the best in the world."

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