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No Ibrahimovic goal in FIFA goal award

4.99K   //    18 Nov 2012, 18:30 IST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s incredible goal on Wednesday day night against England came a few hours to late to be included in this years FIFA ‘Goal of the Year’ award for the Ferenc Puskas trophy as FIFA, amid pressure from fans and media, was forced to react on the issue.

“Given that a number of votes have already been cast for this year’s award, the select committee for the Puskas Award may not, at this stage, include an additional nominee,” FIFA said in a statement.

FIFA had finalised 10 goals from players like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Radamel Falcao amongst others as contenders for the Ferenc Puskas award with voting having started on Wednesday afternoon at 14.00 GMT.

Due to the voting process having started, FIFA saw itself in no position to make Ibrahimovic’s goal a late entry for the award which would be handed over to the winner as part of the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on January 7, 2013.

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