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Football: Veteran player Kristine Lilly retires

The last remaining active player from the U.S. team that won the inaugural women’s soccer World Cup in 1991 – and the youngest and oldest woman to score for America – has called it a career. Kristine Lilly, 39, has retired with 352 appearances for her national team, by far a world record for international soccer, the U.S. Soccer Federation said, quoted by CNN. Her 130 international goals and 105 assists are second in U.S. history only to former teammate Mia Hamm. She is the only woman to play in five World Cups and she retired after playing in part of the United States’ qualifying campaign for the 2011 World Cup.

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