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Puskas Award: Mahrez, Lamela among FIFA best goal nominees

Zurich [Switzerland]: FIFA on Monday announced the Puskas Award 2021 nominees which include Riyad Mahrez and Erik Lamela.The prestigious individual prize will be given to the player deemed to have scored the best goal of the year. Tottenham’s Heung-min Son came out on top last year. Patrick Schick’s 45-meter (50-yard) shot for the Czech Republic, Riyad Mahrez strike in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game, and Erik Lamela’s rabona flick for Spurs in the north London derby headline the nominations.Schick already won the European Championship goal of the tournament award for his goal against Scotland.Puskas Award 2021 nominees: Luiz Diaz |Brazil vs Colombia | June 23, 2021, Gauthier Hein | Chamois Niortais FC vs AJ Auxerre | April 10, 2021, Erik Lamela | Arsenal vs Tottenham | March 14, 2021, Valentino Lazaro | Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach | November 8, 2020,…

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Ronaldo, Messi nominees for FIFA Best Men’s Player

Zurich [Switzerland] : Argentina striker Lionel Messi and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the nominations for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 revealed the governing body.The winners of awards will be revealed at an online ceremony on January 17 2022. The candidates have been selected by two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has also been shortlisted for the awards following his incredible form this year.Magdalena Eriksson, Pernille Harder and Ji Soyun are some of the prominent names shortlisted for the awards.“Public voting is open on FIFA.com and will run until 23:59 CET on 10 December 2021,” FIFA said in a statement.The apex body of football will announce the three finalists in each of the seven categories listed above in early January 2022.