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Tshabalala up for goal award

2010-07-14 12:22
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala's wonder strike in the Soccer World Cup opening match against Mexico at Soccer City on June 11 has been selected as one of the Top 10 goals of the tournament.

VIDEO: Siphiwe Tshabalala's effort for Goal of the Tournament

FIFA has shortlisted their Top 10 goals from the month-long tournament and requested fans visit the official FIFA site to cast their vote for the Goal of the Tournament.

Tshabalala faces stiff competition from nine other memorable moments from the first Soccer World Cup to be staged on the African continent.

Other FIFA awards already decided after the tournament, include:

Golden Ball: Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Golden Boot: Thomas Mueller (Germany)
Golden Glove: Iker Casillas (Spain)
Best Young Player: Thomas Mueller (Germany)
FIFA Fair Play award: Spain

Top 10 goals from the 2010 Soccer World Cup:
(in date order)

1. Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa)
Group Stage, Soccer City, June 11 v Mexico

2. Gabriel Heinze (Argentina)
Group Stage, Ellis Park, June 12 v Nigeria

3. Mesut Oezil (Germany)

Group Stage, Soccer City, June 23 v Ghana

4. Fabio Quagliarella (Italy)
Group Stage, Ellis Park, June 24 v Slovakia

5. Luis Suarez (Uruguay)
Round of 16, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, June 26 v Korea Republic

6. Lukas Podolski (Germany)
Round of 16, Free State Stadium, June 27 v England

7. Carlos Tevez (Argentina)
Round of 16, Soccer City, June 27 v Mexico

8. Sulley Muntari (Ghana)
Quarter-finals, Soccer City, July 2 v Uruguay

9. Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Holland)
Semi-final, Cape Town Stadium, July 6 v Uruguay

10. Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Third / Fourth playoff, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, July 10 v Germany

Click HERE to visit the FIFA site and cast your vote.

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