#WorldCup: Musa’s Second Strike Against Iceland Shortlisted For Goal Of The Tournament
Ahmed Musa’s second goal in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland at Volgograd Arena has been shortlisted along 17 others for the 2018 World Cup Goal of the Tournament award.
The Leicester forward bagged a brace in the encounter to hand Nigeria’s Super Eagles their only win at the tournament.
The 25-year-old combined pace, composure and brilliance to complete his brace, after a well-taken opener.
Other goals nominated for the goal of the tournament award include, Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain,Nacho’s strike against Portugal, Philipe Coutinho long range strike against Switzerland.
Also included are goals from Denis Cheryshev against Saudi Arabia and Croatia, Lionel Messi’s strike against Nigeria, Nacer Chadli additional time goal for Belgium against Japan.
Benjamin Pavard’s half volley in France 4-3 win over Argentina, Ricardo Quaresma’s goal for Portugal against Iran, Adnan Januzaj’s curler against England, Angel Di Maria’s goal in Argentina’s defeat to France also were nominated for the goal of the tournament.
Jesse Lingard’s stunner against Panama, Toni Kroos stoppage time goal against Sweden, Luka Modric’s goal in Croatia’s win over Argentina, Artem Dzyuba’s close range strike for Russia in the win over Egypt, Juan Quintero’s strike for Colombia against Japan and Dries Mertens volley against Panama all made the shortlist of goals nominated.
The winner will be announced after voting close on July 23 according to a statement from Fifa.