The U.S. Women's Soccer team beats France 3-1; moves on to finals

FRESNO, Calif.

The U.S. team will now play in the World Cup Finals on Sunday against either Japan or Sweden.

Wambach broke a tense tie with a monstrous header off Lauren Cheney's corner kick in the 79th minute. Cheney delivered the ball perfectly to the far post, and Wambach jumped over the scrum and pushed the ball past French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz. It was Wambach's third goal of the tournament and 12th of her career, tying her with fellow American Michelle Akers for third on the all-time World Cup scoring list.

Alex Morgan added an insurance goal in the 82nd, the first for the World Cup rookie.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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