Wambach scores four first-half goals to break Hamm’s record

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HARRISON, N.J. — Abby Wambach scored four times in the first half to break Mia Hamm’s record for international career goals in a 5-0 victory over South Korea.

The four goals gave the 33-year-old Wambach 160, two more than Hamm had in a career that ended in 2004. Wambach connected three times in the first 29 minutes to break Hamm’s mark of 158 international goals, and she added another in injury time to give her a nice round number.

Ali Daie of Iran holds the men’s record at 109.

The four goals in the friendly were the second most by Wambach in an international game, and will allow the spotlight that has followed her in her chase of Hamm’s record to finally dissolve.

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