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Soccer: Abdulrahman makes shortlist for Asian player award

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65   //    18 Nov 2017, 10:24 IST
UAE players pose for a team photo before the Asian Cup third-place playoff soccer match against Iraq at the Newcastle Stadium in Newcastle January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files
UAE players pose for a team photo before the Asian Cup third-place playoff soccer match against Iraq at the Newcastle Stadium in Newcastle January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Reigning Asian Player of the Year Omar Abdulrahman has been named among the nominees for this year's award, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday.

The United Arab Emirates midfielder, who plays his club football for Al Ain, features on a three-man shortlist alongside China and Shanghai SIPG winger Wu Lei and Syrian striker Omar Khribin.

Australia's Samantha Kerr, meanwhile, is among the three nominees for the women's award, along with Sung Hyang-sim of North Korea and Japan's Saki Kumagai.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Bangkok on November 29.

(Reporting by Michael Church in Hong Kong; Editing by John O'Brien)

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