Musa’s strike against Iceland in race for best goal of 2018 WC


From Jubal Kanayo

Less than 24 hours after the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia officially ended, FIFA has selected Ahmed Musa’s second strike against Iceland in Nigeria’s second group game as one of the goals to be voted the best of the tournament.

Musa, arguably Nigeria’s best player at the tournament, had his second goal against Iceland selected alongside 17 others.

During the tournament, a total of 169 goals were scored but only 18 from that pool were shortlisted for the top award.

The list includes Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against


Leading the line are the two goals scored by Russia midfielder, Denis Cheryshev and one from his teammate striker Artem Dzyuba.

The voting for the Best Goal in Russia 2018 will be open until July 23 on FIFA’s official website.

See full list of other contenders to win the Goal of the Tournament title below:

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (third goal v Spain)

Nacho, Spain (v Portugal)

Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (v Switzerland)

Dries Mertens, Belgium (v Panama)

Juan Quintero, Colombia (v Japan)

Luka Modric, Croatia (v Argentina)

Ahmed Musa, Nigeria (second goal v Iceland)

Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Nigeria)

Toni Kroos, Germany (v Sweden)

Jesse Lingard, England (v Panama)

Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal (v Iran)

Adnan Januzaj, Belgium (v England)

Angel Di Maria, Argentina (v France)

Benjamin Pavard, France (v Argentina)

Nacer Chadli, Belgium (v Japan)


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