Carli Lloyd, Lionel Messi nominated for FIFA goal of year

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 07, 2015 02:20 PM
Carli Lloyd, Lionel Messi nominated for FIFA goal of year
FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015 file photo, United States' Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lloyd and Lionel Messi are among the nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year, it was reported on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Lloyd scored for the United States from 50 yards against Japan in the Women’s World Cup final. Messi beat four defenders before scoring Barcelona’s first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

ZURICH (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Lionel Messi are among the nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year.

Lloyd scored for the United States from 50 yards against Japan in the Women's World Cup final. Messi beat four defenders before scoring Barcelona's first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Other nominees include Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes. Gonzalo Castro, Wendell Lira, David Ball, Marcel Ndjeng, Esteban Ramirez and Alessandro Florenzi were also nominated Friday.

The 10 nominees will be trimmed to three on Nov. 30. The winner will be chosen on Jan. 11, the same day as the Ballon d'Or winner is announced.

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