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#pounditTuesday, December 7, 2021

Carli Lloyd gives captain’s armband to Abby Wambach

Carli Lloyd Abby Wambach

Carli Lloyd proved on Sunday that not only is she a stud on the soccer field, but she is also a class act.

Late in the second half of the US’ game against Japan in the Women’s World Cup final, coach Jill Ellis decided to put Abby Wambach into the contest so she could be on the field as she won her first World Cup.

Upon entering the game, Lloyd decided to take off the captain’s armband and put it on Wambach, who is the career goals leader for the national team.

Wambach, 35, has won a national championship in college, two Olympic gold medals, FIFA World Player of the Year, but until Sunday she had never won the World Cup. That all changed thanks to an overwhelming 5-2 victory, and Lloyd ensured it was a special one.

The gesture was extremely well received on social media:

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