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Musa’s strike makes ‘goal of the tournament’ list

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa’s goal against Iceland in their group D World Cup match has been nominated along 16 others for the goal of the tournament award.

Musa scored a brace to lift Nigeria above Iceland, but it was his second goal that caught the fancy of football fans. He had rounded the Iceland defence kept his composure before jabbing the ball into the net.

The effort has not gone unnoticed as it has been shortlisted along strikes from Portugal duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, Croatia captain and Golden Ball winner Luka Modric, Spain defender Nacho, Brazil’s Philipe Coutinho, Russia attackers Denis Cheryshev [2] and Artem Dzyuba for the best goal in the global football showpiece.

The forward will also battle Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, France’s Benjamin Pavard, Belgium trio of Adnan Januzaj, Dries Mertens and Nacer Chadli, England’s Jesse Lingard, Germany’s Toni Kross.

The winner will be announced after voting close on July 23 according to a statement from Fifa.

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