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Kanu, Messi And Neymar Set For Goal Battle

FIFA has revealed its 10 nominees for 2016’s Puskas Award including goals from Neymar, Hal Robson-Kanu and Lionel Messi.


The annual award is given to the best goals scored around the world between October 2015 and October 2016.

Saul Niguez’s solo wondergoal for Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich is among the more memorable from the list of worldies, while Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu’s career-defining matchwinner against Belgium in Euro 2016.

Messi’s Copa America effort against USA gets him on the illustrious list, while Barcelona team-mate Neymar is included for his incredible lobbed-turn-and-shoot goal against Villarreal last season.

Some of the more unknown nominees include Finland native Simon Skrabb


Full list of nominees:

Mario Gaspar (ESP) – 13.11.2015, Spain v England, international friendly
Hlompho Kekana (RSA) – 26.03.2016, Cameroon v South Africa, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Marlone (BRA) – 21.04.2016, Corinthians v Cobresal, Copa Libertadores
Lionel Messi (ARG) – 21.06.2016, USA v Argentina, Copa America Centenario semi-final
Neymar (BRA) – 08.11.2015, Barcelona v Villarreal, La Liga (Spain)
Saul Niguez (ESP) – 27.04.2016, Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich, Champions League
Hal Robson-Kanu (WAL) – 01.07.2016, Wales v Belgium, EURO 2016
Daniuska Rodríguez (VEN) – 14.03.2016, Venezuela v Colombia, South American U-17 Women’s Football Championship
Simon Skrabb (FIN) – 31.10.2015, Gefle v Atvidaberg, Allsvenskan league, Sweden
Mohd Faiz Subri (MAS) – 16.02.2016, Penang v Pahang, Malaysia Super League