Hark at FIFA’s 10 Best Goals of The Year!
TEN outrageously good goals have been named on the shortlist for the FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. Makes a nice change from all the political jostling and allegations of corruption and the like, what has been blighting football at the minute.
There’ll be no controversy about the quality of the goals chosen (but you may feel that one of your favourites was unfairly missed off the list, but that’s football for you).
Included are James Rodriguez’s absolute peach from the World Cup and, from Mexico, the dazzling Marco Fabian crops up with an audacious dink from a million miles out. Zlatan’s ridiculous backheel volley gets a look-in too!
You’ll also get to revisit Tim Cahill’s thunderous World Cup volley for Australia and some you may not know, such as the tricksy brilliance of a wondergoal by Peamount United player Stephanie Roche against Wexford Youths in the Women’s National League in the Republic of Ireland.
You can vote for your favourite at fifa.com, provided of course, you have any faith at all in any voting process that involves football’s world governing body. You’ve got ’til December 1. There’ll be another vote for the top three and then the winner will be revealed at the Ballon d’Or shindig on January 12, 2015.
The sensible thing is to ignore all that nonsense and just watch the goals here.
Tim Cahill for Australia v Holland
Diego Costa for Atlético Madrid v Getafe
Marco Fabian for Cruz Azul v Puebla
Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris St Germain v SC Bastia
Pajtim Kasami for Crystal Palace v Fulham
Stephanie Roche for Peamount United v Wexford Youths
James Rodriguez for Colombia v Uruguay
Camilo Sanvezzo for Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers
Hisato Sato for Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Kawasaki Frontale
Robin van Persie for Spain v Holland