KUALA LUMPUR – Mohd Faiz Subri’s spectacular free kick in a Super League match early this year has been shortlisted among the top ten nominees for 2016 FIFA Puskas Award.
The FIFA website;www.fifa.com said voting to select the winner starting today until Jan 9, 2017, where The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will be held in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Penang striker scored a sizzling free kick in the 62nd minute of the match against Pahang on Feb 16 at City Stadium in Penang.
The goal appeared to defy physics as the ball curled from an impossible angle into the right corner of the net leaving the Pahang goalkeeper rooted to the ground and was viewed worldwide since it went viral on the social media.
The annual Puskas Award recognises a player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or most beautiful goal of the year. – BERNAMA