FIFA unveils shortlist of 10 for best goal of the year
Acrobatic volleys and long-range shots dominate the shortlist of 10 goals for FIFA's goal of the year award.
Last Updated: 11/11/13 2:17pm
Ibrahimovic's speculative 25-metre overhead kick in a friendly 12 months ago completed a four-goal haul for the PSG star and left Joe Hart red-faced.
The Sweden striker's stunner features on a shortlist of 10 goals which includes two from women's football and is dominated by acrobatic volleys and long-range shots.
There was also a spectacular effort from the Mexican league where Pachuca's Argentina midfielder Daniel Ludena scored from inside his own half against UANL after spotting the opposing goalkeeper off his line.
Udinese's veteran striker Antonio Di Natale also made the list with a volley which resembled Marco Van Basten's stunning effort in the 1988 European championship final for the Netherlands.
Receiving a looping diagonal cross, Di Natale sent a left-foot volley crashing into the far corner in the match against Chievo.
There were also acrobatic efforts from Peter Ankersen (Esbjerg), Nemanja Matic (Benfica) and Panagiotis Kone (Bologna). Matic's effort followed a bout of head-tennis, described by FIFA as an "awesome circus-like goal".
There were long-range goals from Neymar (Brazil) and Juan Manuel Olivera (Nautico).
The women's goals included a long-rang effort from Louisa Nacib (Lyon) and a bicycle kick by Australian Lisa de Vanna (Sky Blue FC) in the United States' National Women's Soccer League.
The winner will be announced at the FIFA Player of the Year award ceremony in Zurich on January 13th.