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USA vs. Nigeria final score, World Cup 2015: 1-0 and it's into the Round of 16

The U.S. women's national team finished top of their group—and secured their spot in the next round—thanks to an Abby Wambach goal and a 1-0 win.

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With four points from two games, the USWNT entered their last group game against Nigeria in a good position to advance—but a win, of course, was ideal. And win they did, taking all three points thanks to an Abby Wambach goal at the end of the first half.

The win sees the U.S. finish top of Group D and move on to the Round of 16. But before we get there, let's relive this one.

Pre-game: I have no pre-game thoughts because, full disclosure, I was at a happy hour and didn't make it home in time for kickoff. HOWEVER, I am now one margarita + one glass of wine + one plate of mac and cheese into this, so who knows where this will go.

18': All right, so this is where I started watching this game. Getting a sense of the lineup here and it looks like I predicted incorrectly—Ellis did see the error of her ways and has started Tobin Heath on the wing. Another lineup note: Alex Morgan is starting alongside Abby Wambach. Also, looks like I missed a Julie Johnston goal that was waved away for offside, alas.

26': I'm contemplating adding to the two-drink start I already had at happy hour. Stay tuned to find out how drunk this match diary gets.

27': Obligatory comment that JP Dellacamera is a national treasure and should call all games all the time. P.S. Tony DiCicco still the worst.

30': I am not particularly enamored with what I've seen here so far. Nigeria are playing well—they're a good team, and certainly a dangerous opponent attacking-wise. The U.S. are going to find themselves down a goal if they're not careful. It doesn't help that the U.S. attack has yet to really sort itself out in this tournament.

34': Stop with the short corners. When does a short corner ever produce anything good? P.S. Dr. Joe is also the worst. P.P.S Hey, that was a Nigeria handball in the box. Not called.

45': Goal USA! 1-0. Megan Rapinoe takes a non-stupid, non-short corner, and Wambach scores it—not with her head, but with a flying, ninja-esque side foot kick thing (technical term). Nigeria's defense is their weakness, and the U.S. take advantage of it.

Halftime: U.S. lead Nigeria 1-0 thanks to that Wambach goal before the half. By the way, I have now seen the called-back Johnston goal and all I have to say is boooooooo.

46': IMPORTANT I have another glass of wine.

56': My Fox Sports Go keeps buffering so I don't even know what's happening sometimes. I assume confusing things to be honest.

62': Chance for Morgan! Thanks to a stellar run and cross from Ali Krieger. But Nigeria keeper Precious Dede is there to deny a second goal for the U.S. Related: How long does Morgan stay in this game?

66': U.S. substitution answers my question—Sydney Leroux is on for Morgan.

70': Defender Sarah Nnodim earns her second yellow of the game and Nigeria are down to 10. No excuses for the U.S. not to hold onto the win.

76': U.S. substitution as Shannon Boxx enters the game for Megan Rapinoe. Boxx is playing in her fourth World Cup at age 37. Also, this sub makes, um, not a lot of sense.

80': U.S. substitution with Christie Rampone replacing Tobin Heath. Rampone is turning 40 later this month and playing in her fifth World Cup. This sub also is strange. Meghan Klingenberg has moved up to left mid, with Rampone at left back.

Full time: USA 1-0 Nigeria. Next up: the Round of 16! Opponent is TBD, but that one will be June 22 in Edmonton.

U.S. lineup (4-4-2): Hope Solo; Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg; Megan Rapinoe (Shannon Boxx 76'), Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath (Christie Rampone 80'); Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan (Sydney Leroux 66')

Nigeria lineup (4-4-1-1): Precious Dede; Sarah Nnodim, Josephine Chukwunonye, Onome Ebi, Ngozi Ebere; Francisa Ordega (Cecilia Nku 77'), Evelyn Nwabuoku, Ngozi Okobi, Esther Sunday (Halimatu Ayinde 50'); Asisat Oshoala; Courtney Dike (Desire Oparanozie 50')