Australia’s Tim Cahill Word Cup goal has been nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award 2014 for goal of the year.
Football’s governing body nominates their 10 best goals for the annual Puskás, which are now open to a public vote. The field will be whittled down to a top 3 on 1 December 2014 with the award for the goal of the year announced and presented at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards ceremony on 12 January 2015.
Cahill’s sensational volley wonder goal (view the video, above) for the Socceroos against The Netherlands at this year’s FIFA World Cup is up against some stiff competition to take out the coveted 2014 prize. Also nominated for top goal of the year are Columbia’s James Rodriguez for his amazingly controlled zinger, the flying Dutchman Robin Van Persie’s gravity defying World Cup header, an incredible overhead kick by Diego Costa for his then club Atlético Madrid, and last year’s winner, the irrepressible Zlatan Ibrahimović, just doing what Zlatan does best.
10 best goals of the year
FIFA Puskas Award 2014 nominations:
Tim Cahill: goal for Australia
James Rodriguez: goal for Columbia
Diego Costa: goal for Atlético Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimović: goal for Paris Saint-Germain
Camilo Sanvezzo: goal for Vancouver Whitecaps
Robin Van Persie: goal for Netherlands
Marco Fabian: goal for Cruz Azul
Hisato Sato: goal for Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Stephanie Roche: goal for Peamount United
Pajtim Kasami: goal for Fulham
To view videos of all 10 nominations for the FIFA Puskás 2014 goal of the year, you’ll need to go to the FIFA YouTube channel, as they’ve blocked us from embedding them here.
Cast your vote (C’mon, Timmy!) at FIFA.com’s Puskás Award page