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Lieke Martens beats USs Carli Lloyd for top FIFA award

2017-10-26 16:16 provenance:未知 sentiment: comments(0

Lloyd won the first honor last year following FIFAs split with the Ballon dOr, which she has also won for two straight years.

Florida State forward Deyna Castellanos, who starred for Venezuela at the Under-17 World Cup, was also named a finalist, a decision that garnered asharp rebuke from Lloyds U.S. teammate Megan Rapinoeearlier in the day.

Martens led the Dutch national team to the Womens Euro 2017 title this summer and was named player of the tournament.

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FIFAs award, which covers the period from Nov. 20, 2016, to Aug. 6, 2017, is voted on by national team coaches, captains, selected media and ns.

The award just doesnt hold a lot of weight when youve got someone on the list Ive never heard of, Rapinoe told the BBC. It signals to us and it signals to the rest of the world that FIFA doesnt really care.

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Lieke Martens beats United States Carli Lloyd for top FIFA award

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Netherlands winger Lieke Martens was named The Best FIFA Womens Player on Monday, beating last years winner Carli Lloyd of the United States.

The 24-year-old scored three goals with two assists on home soil during the tournament, just weeks after signing for Barcelona.

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Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was also honored as The Best FIFA Womens Coach over finalists Nils Nielsen of Denmark and Frances Gerard Precheur.

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