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Messi, Neymar, Rooney on FIFA best goal shortlist

Superstar forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Wayne Rooney are on the 10-goal FIFA shortlist for the best scored in 2011.

AP, Friday 18 Nov 2011

Messi is nominated for a strike featuring delicate skill for Barcelona against Arsenal in the Champions League; Neymar for a solo goal for Santos against Flamengo; and Wayne Rooney for his overhead kick in a Premier League Manchester derby match.

Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic is nominated for volleying in from 50 meters (yards) against Schalke in the Champions League.

United States forward Heather O’Reilly is nominated for a long-range strike against Colombia in the Women’s World Cup.

Users of and websites can vote until Dec. 5.

The winner is announced Jan. 9 at FIFA’s annual gala.

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