FIFA Puskas Award 2014 Top Three Finalists

Peamount United – Wexford Youths / Bus Eireann National League / 20 October 2013: When the ball came towards Peamount United forward Stephanie Roche against Wexford Youths, she had her back to goal, yet three touches later and without the ball touching the turf, it was in the back of the net. With her first touch she controlled it masterfully, before producing a dink over her marker’s head, spinning and unleashing a magnificent volley.

Spain – Netherlands / FIFA World Cup / 13 June 2014: The Netherlands were 1-0 down to Spain when Daley Blind launched a high, hanging ball forward towards Robin van Persie. The watching world expected the Oranje captain to take it down but he instead produced a first-time header from just inside the box, which looped over Iker Casillas and set his side en route to a stunning 5-1 victory.

Colombia – Uruguay / Copa Mundial de la FIFA / 28 June 2014: There appeared little danger when Abel Aguilar directed a looping header towards James Rodriguez, whose back was to goal on the edge of the Uruguay box. However, the Colombia No10 exquisitely chested the ball over his head, swiveled instantly and unleashed a venomous, dipping volley which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Source: FIFA.com

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