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Russia 2018 World Cup: Ahmed Musa’s Goal Nominated for Goal of the Tournament

Valentine Chinyem

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Despite the 2018 World Cup in Russia, coming to an early end for the Nigerian side, the positive impacts which one of its players had in the tournament wont be easily forgotten, as FIFA has shortlisted one of the goals scored by Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, for ‘Goal of the Tournament Award’.

The World Cup which came to an end yesterday, saw a total of 169 goals scored, but only 18 made it through the shortlist for the top award.

Musa’s second goal against Iceland in the group stages wad selected alongside 17 others. The list includes Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria.

However, FIFA has announced that the voting for the Best Goal of the tournament will be open until July 23 on its official website.

Leading the line are the two goals scored by Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev and one from his teammate striker Artem Dzyuba.

The other contenders to win the Goal of the Tournament title are below:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (third goal v Spain);
Nacho, Spain (v Portugal);
Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (v Switzerland);
Dries Mertens, Belgium (v Panama);
Juan Quintero, Colombia (v Japan);
Luka Modric, Croatia (v Argentina);
Ahmed Musa, Nigeria (second goal v Iceland);
Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Nigeria);
Toni Kroos, Germany (v Sweden);
Jesse Lingard, England (v Panama);
Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal (v Iran);
Adnan Januzaj, Belgium (v England);
Angel Di Maria, Argentina (v France);
Benjamin Pavard, France (v Argentina);
Nacer Chadli, Belgium (v Japan).

 

To submit your vote on the FIFA website, click on link: https://tinyurl.com/y7jpbctc

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