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Dundalk's Flores misses out on Puskas award

Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa did make the shortlist for Coach of the Year.

Flores celebrates his goal against Rovers.
Flores celebrates his goal against Rovers.
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Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:19 PM

DUNDALK’S JORDAN FLORES has missed out on the three-man shortlist for Fifa’s Goal of the Year gong, known as the Puskas award. 

Flores’ outrageous volley against Shamrock Rovers in February made the initial list of nominations, but following a public vote, strikes by Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo) and Heung-Min Son (Spurs.) 

The finalists for Fifa’s ‘The Best’ awards were named too, with Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo topping the men’s list.

The award winners will be revealed on 17 December with England’s Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder of Chelsea and French defender Wendie Renard in the running for the women’s award.

Voting is equally weighted between on-line fan votes, some 200 journalists, national team coaches and captains.

After taking Leeds United back to the English top flight for the first time in 16 years Marcelo Bielsa goes up against two Germans in Hansi Flick of Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool.

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Jean-Luc Vasseur took Lyon to the women’s Champions League title and leads the chase for best women’s coach with Chelsea’s Emma Hayes and Netherlands national coach Sarina Wiegman.

With reporting by © – AFP, 2020

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