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FIFA revealed candidates shortlisted for Best FIFA Football Awards

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Today, FIFA announced the shortlisted candidates for four individual trophies, which will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in London on 23 October 2017.

Two panels of renowned experts from across the six confederations have decided upon the shortlisted candidates for the top performers of the 2016/17 season. The men’s awards recognise achievements from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017, and the women’s awards take into account the period between 20 November 2016 and 6 August 2017.

Award categories:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player* – 24 candidates
shortlisted*

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach** – 12 candidates shortlisted**

The Best FIFA Women’s Player – 10 candidates shortlisted

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach – 10 candidates shortlisted

*The original shortlist was due to include 23 players. As the voting process resulted in a tie for 23rd position, the list was increased to 24 names.
** The original shortlist was due to include ten coaches. As the voting process resulted in a tie for tenth position, the list was increased to 12 names.

Voting process for The Best FIFA Football Awards:
The winner of each of the four award categories above will be chosen by football stakeholders from around the world, meaning that:

  • The captains of all national teams decide on 25 per cent of the results
  • The head coaches of all national teams decide on 25 per cent of the results
  • A public fan ballot on FIFA.com decides on 25 per cent of the results
  • A group of over 200 members of the international media decides on 25 per cent of the results
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The voting process for the men’s and women’s awards will open on 21 August and close on 7 September. FIFA will announce the final lists of the three nominees for each of the four categories listed above – as well as for the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the brand new The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award – later in September.

FIFA.COM

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