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What's your favourite? Here are the best goals of the year, according to Fifa

Olivier Giroud’s superb flick for Arsenal makes the list, as does Nemanja Matic’s belter for Chelsea against Tottenham.

IT’S THAT TIME of the year again – when Fifa’s band of experts all get together and decide the best goal from the last 12 months.

The likes of Diego Maradona, Cafu, Hidetoshi Nakata, Enzo Francescoli, Jay-Jay Okacha and Carlos Valderrama were responsible for shortlisting their 10 favourite strikes and the winner – voted for by the public – will claim the Puskas Award at the Fifa Football Awards in London next month.

There are a couple of familiar moments included – like Olivier Giroud’s sublime flick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace and Nemanja Matic’s stunner for Chelsea in their FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham.

Also, for the purists, Celtic’s magnificent team goal that resulted in Moussa Dembele finishing to the net against St. Johnstone also makes the cut.

Do you agree with the panel’s choices? And, more importantly, what’s your top pick?

Kevin-Prince Boateng (Las Palmas v Villarreal – 23/10/2016)

Source: Sport HD TV/YouTube

Alejandro Camargo (Universidad de Conception v O’Higgins FC – 04/12/2016)

Source: ChileanFootball Player/YouTube

Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela U-17 v Cameroon – 24/10/2016)

Source: SportZone/YouTube

Moussa Dembele (Celtic FC v St Johnstone – 05/02/2017)

Olivier Giroud (Arsenal v Crystal Palace – 01/01/2017)

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Aviles Hurtado (Tijuana Xolos v Atlas – 01/04/2017)

Source: WorldCupMexHD/YouTube

Mario Mandzukic (Juventus v Real Madrid – 03/06/2017)

Oscarine Masuluke (Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates – 30/11/2016)

Source: SuperSport/YouTube

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur – 23/04/2017)

Jordi Mboula (FC Barcelona Youth v Borussia Dortmund – 22/02/2017)

Source: FC Barcelona/YouTube

And, if you’ve forgotten the goal that won the award in 2016, here it is: an inexplicable free-kick from Mohd Faiz Subri in the Malaysian Super League.

Source: sports channel 1/YouTube

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