It has been conjectured that the Abelian projection of QCD is responsible f
or the confinement of color. Using a gauge independent definition of the Ab
elian projection which does not employ any gauge fixing, we provide strong
evidence for Abelian dominance in the Wilson loop integral. In specific we
prove that the gauge potential which contributes to the Wilson loop integra
l is precisely the one restricted by the Abelian projection.