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Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd among nominees for FIFA goal of the year award

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2015 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre,  celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Carli Lloyd and Lionel Messi are among the nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year. Lloyd scored for the United States from 50 yards against Japan in the Womenâs World Cup final. Messi beat four defenders before scoring Barcelonaâs first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2015 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Carli Lloyd and Lionel Messi are among the nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year. Lloyd scored for the United States from 50 yards against Japan in the Women√Ęs World Cup final. Messi beat four defenders before scoring Barcelona√Ęs first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Carli Lloyd and Lionel Messi are among the nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year.

Messi beat four defenders before scoring Barcelona's first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Lloyd scored for the United States from 50 yards against Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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Other nominees include Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes. Gonzalo Castro, Wendell Lira, David Ball, Marcel Ndjeng, Esteban Ramirez and Alessandro Florenzi were also nominated Friday.

The 10 nominees will be trimmed to three on Nov. 30. The winner will be chosen on Jan. 11, the same day as the Ballon d'Or winner is announced.

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