Corinthians attacking midfielder Marlone, Daniuska Rodriguez and Mohd Faiz Subri, are the final three nominees for the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award, for the best goal of the year.
The trio were picked from an original 10 goals and the winner will be announced on January 9, 2017.
Lionel Messi’s long free kick in Argentina’s Copa America 4-0 semi-final victory over the USA and Neymar’s flick and volley for Barcelona against Villarreal were left out.
Marlone scored with a fine chest control and volley in a Copa Libertadores tie against Cobresal in April, while Rodriguez finished off a stunning solo effort for Venezuela against Colombia, in Women’s U-17 Sudamericano Championship in March.
Subri’s goal was an outrageous free-kick in the Malaysia Super League.
Shortlist for FIFA Puskas Award 2016:
1. Marlone, Brazil: April 21, 2016, Corinthians vs. Cobresal, Copa Libertadores
2. Daniuska Rodriguez, Venezuela: March 14, 2016, Venezuela vs. Colombia, South American U17 Women’s Football Championship
3. Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysia: Feb. 16, 2016, Penang vs. Pahang, Malaysia Super League