FIFA Ballon d'Or: Women's nominees for the awards released
FIFA and France Football last week announced the names of the players and coaches on the shortlists for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football for 2012, which will be handed out on January 7, 2013 at the Zurich Kongresshaus. The final decisions will be made, as is usual, by the captains and head coaches of the women’s national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football.
The list of ten female candidates has been drawn up by experts from the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as by experts from France Football. The list of ten coaches has been drawn up by football experts from the FIFA Football Committee, the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as by a group of experts from France Football.
The following ten women are in contention for the title of FIFA Women’s World Player 2012
Camille Abily (France), Miho Fukumoto (Japan), Carli Lloyd (USA), Marta (Brazil), Aya Miyama (Japan), Alex Morgan (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Homare Sawa (Japan), Christine Sinclair (Canada), Abby Wambach (USA)
The following ten coaches are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football 2012
Bruno Bini (France), John Herdman (England/Canada), Patrice Lair (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Maren Meinert (Germany U-20), Silvia Neid (Germany), Hope Powell (England), Norio Sasaki (Japan), Pia Sundhage (Sweden/USA), Steve Swanson (USA U-20), Hiroshi Yoshida (Japan U-20/U-17)