A total of 169 goals were scored at the 2018 World Cup; but only 18 from that pool were selected and Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa goal scored during Nigeria vs Island encounter has been shortlisted for the FIFA Goal of the Tournament Award at the just concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Musa who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the tournament, had his second goal against Iceland in the group stage of the Mundial, alongside 17 others, selected. The list includes Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria.
Leading the line are the two goals scored by Russia midfielder, Denis Cheryshev and one from his teammate striker Artem Dzyuba.
The voting for the Best Goal in Russia 2018 will be open until July 23 on FIFA’s official website. (Click here to vote for Musa’s goal).
🗳️ Voting for the #WorldCup Goal of the Tournament is open!
Choose from the best 18 goals at Russia 2018.
Vote here: https://t.co/ldSjNFMY2W
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 16, 2018
The other contenders to win the Goal of the Tournament title are below:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (third goal v Spain);
Nacho, Spain (v Portugal);
Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (v Switzerland);
Dries Mertens, Belgium (v Panama);
Juan Quintero, Colombia (v Japan);
Luka Modric, Croatia (v Argentina);
Ahmed Musa, Nigeria (second goal v Iceland);
Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Nigeria);
Toni Kroos, Germany (v Sweden);
Jesse Lingard, England (v Panama);
Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal (v Iran);
Adnan Januzaj, Belgium (v England);
Angel Di Maria, Argentina (v France);
Benjamin Pavard, France (v Argentina);
Nacer Chadli, Belgium (v Japan).