FIFA has now announced the 10 nominees for the 2018 Puskas Award.
FIFA explained that the criteria for the award is as follows: “An aesthetically beautiful goal, awarded without distinction of championship, gender or nationality, scored without the result of luck or a mistake and in support of Fair Play.”
The FIFA Puskas Award rewards the best goal scored between 3 July 2017 and 15 July 2018.
The 10 nominees are:
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Denis Cheryshev (Russia)
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK Athens)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro)
Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Benjamin Pavard (France)
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
The winning strike will be revealed at the FIFA awards gala in London on 24 September.