View Full Version : Agyemang Badu misses out on FIFA Puskas award

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
29th November 2012, 04:08 PM

Ghana international, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has missed out on the chance to win the 2012 FIFA goal of the year award after he was left out of the final 3-man shortlist released today.

Baduís sweetly struck effort from outside the penalty box in a group game against Guinea at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations was nominated along with nine others including the goals of Messi, Neymar and Falcao for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award.

But after the final three nominees were released by FIFA at a press conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil today, so tight was the voting that not even Messiís goal could make the final cut as much as Ghanaian Baduís.

Colombia striker, Falcaoís goal for Atletico Madrid against America de Cali on 19 May 2012, that of Brazilian wonder kid Neymar who won the same award last year, for Santos against Internacional on 7 March 2012 and Slovakian international, Miroslav Stochís effort in FenerbahÁe-GenÁlerbirliği on3 March 2012 are the three nominees for the FIFA PuskŠs award for the most beautiful goal of the year which will given out at the at the FIFA Ballon díOr Gala at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on 7 January 2013.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi were also revealed as the final 3 nominees for the FIFA Ballon díOr for the best player of 2012 and Marta against USA duo Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach for the FIFA Womenís World Player of the Year 2012 awards respectively.

Spain coach, Vicente Del Bosque, Pep Guardiola who was coach of Barcelona and Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho are candidates for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Menís Football and Bruno Bini (France), Norio Sasaki (Japan) and USAís Swedish coach Pia Sundhage for FIFA World Coach of the Year for Womenís respectively.