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​USA women's record holder Wambach reveals drug taking past

World Cup winner and two-time Olympic champion Abby Wambach has admitted taking cocaine and smoking marijuana, reports BBC Sport.

American Wambach, the world's all-time leading international goalscorer, was arrested on Saturday for drink-driving.

Court documents connected to the 35-year-old's arrest said that "the defendant tried cocaine at age 25".

Mini USA, one of Wambach's sponsors, said it was withdrawing adverts for the car featuring the former footballer, who retired in December.

Wambach, who scored 184 goals in 255 games and helped USA to 2015 World Cup glory, was arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland.

She was not present, but her lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. Court documents said Wambach has no prior arrest record.

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