Newcastle winger makes FIFA shortlist for goal of the year

Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa has been nominated for FIFA's Puskas Award which recognises the best goal of the year.

Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa has been nominated for FIFA's Puskas Award which recognises the best goal of the year.

The shortlist will be reduced to three when a first round of public voting on FIFA's website ends on November 29, and the award will be handed out at the Ballon d'Or gala on January 7, 2013.

Ferenc Puskas Award nominees:

Agyemang Badu - for Ghana against Guinea, February 1

Hatem Ben Arfa - for Newcastle against Blackburn, January 7

Radamel Falcao - for Atletico Madrid v America de Cali, May 19

Eric Hassli - for Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC, May 16

Olivia Jimenez - for Mexico v Switzerland, August 22

Gaston Mealla - for Nacional Potosi v The Strongest, January 29

Lionel Messi - for Argentina v Brazil, June 9

Neymar - for Santos v Internacional, March 7

Moussa Sow - for Fenerbahce v Galatasaray, March 17

Miroslav Stoch - for Fenerbahce v Genclerbirligi, March 3

 

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