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
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