Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar nominated for Fifa best goal award

2013-11-11 16:58

Zurich – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar are among 10 candidates for the Puskas Award honouring the best goal of the year.

Ibrahimovic was nominated for his long-range bicycle kick for Sweden against England in a friendly last November, which just missed the 2012 award entry deadline.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck5P30zC3Z0

Neymar was selected for his right-foot shot for Brazil against Japan in the Confederations Cup in June. Neymar, now with Barcelona, won the award two years ago for a solo goal for Santos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k9HVgBVI3g

Other nominees include Antonio Di Natale, for Udinese in a Serie A match against Chievo Verona in April, and Australian forward Lisa De Vanna for US side Sky Blue against Boston Breakers in June.

They were among several volleys and bicycle kicks dominating the list proposed by FIFA’s football committee and France Football magazine.

Other nominees: Peter Ankersen (for Esbjerg vs Aarhus in the Danish league); Panagiotis Kone (Bologna vs Napoli, Serie A); Daniel Luduena (Pachuca vs Tigres, Mexican league); Nemanja Matic (Benfica vs Porto, Portuguese league); Louisa Necib (Lyon vs Saint-Etienne, French women’s league); Juan Manuel Olivera (Nautico vs Recife, Copa Sudamericana).

Online voting until December 9 will decides a short list of three finalists who advance to a final round of polling.

The winner will be announced on January 13 at the Fifa Ballon d’Or event in Zurich.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.