The Mexican Daniela Sánchez, thanks to the goal she achieved with Querétaro against Atlético San Luis in Liga MX, is among the candidates to receive the 2021 Puskas Award at FIFA's The Best gala.
Along with the Mexican player, among others, the goals of the Argentine Erik Lamela, current Sevilla player, when he was a member of Tottenham in a match against Arsenal in the Premier; of the Colombian Luis Díaz against Brazil in the Copa América; of the Czech Patrik Schick in the European Championship against Scotland; and the Iranian Mehdi Taremi, from Porto, in the Champions League match against Chelsea.
The winner, who will take over from South Korea's Son Heung-min, will be selected by an international jury made up of FIFA legends and fans from around the world registered on the international organization's website.
The awards ceremony will take place on January 17 in a telematic ceremony from FIFA headquarters.
The nominees for the Puskas Award are as follows:
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Luis Díaz (COL): Brazil-Colombia (Copa América, June 23, 2021)
Gauthier Hein (FRA): Chamois Niortais-Auxerre (Second, April 10, 2021)
Érik Lamela (ARG): Arsenal-Tottenham (Premier, March 14, 2021)
Valentino Lazaro (AUT): Bayer Leverkusen – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga, November 8, 2020)
Riyad Mahrez (ALG): Zimbabwe – Algeria (previous Nations Cup, November 16, 2020)
Sandra Owusu-Ansah (GHA): Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies Supreme Ladies FC (Premier Ghana, May 8, 2021)
Vangelis Pavlidis (GRE): Willem II – Fortuna Sittard (Eredivisie, May 16, 2021)
Daniela Sánchez (MEX): Querétaro – Atlético de San Luis (Liga MX, January 16, 2021)
Patrik Schick (CZE): Czech Republic – Scotland (European Championship, June 14, 2021)
Mehdi Taremi (IRN): Chelsea-Porto (UEFA Champions League, April 13, 2021)
Caroline Weir (SCO): Manchester City – Manchester United (English Super League, February 12, 2021).