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Cliftonville Ladies player Billie Simpson has been nominated for FIFA’s world goal of the year - the Puskás Award.
It’s for a stunning strike from her own half last season during a Danske Bank Women's Premiership 2-2 draw with Sion Swifts in Strabane.
The 27-year-old is on the 10-goal shortlist alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
It goes to a public vote open until 1 September to decide the top three, then FIFA Legends will pick the winner - to be announced on September 23rd.
We've spoken with Billie about the prospect of landing the prestigious prize ...
🎥 What a story, what a goal ... Big news for ⚽️ here. @CVilleLadiesFC Billie Simpson is on the shortlist for @FIFAcom World goal of the year - up against the likes of Lionel Messi. Watch the incredible strike below then #VoteBillie ! Reports & reaction on air on Q Drive Sport https://t.co/jjzO3crthy— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 19, 2019
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says Oliver Norwood's decision to retire from international football is premature and a huge mistake.
The 28-year-old midfielder wants to concentrate on his club career with newly promoted Premier League side Sheffield United.
NI ⚽️ SHOCK @NorthernIreland midfielder Oliver Norwood announces retirement from international football (28yo 57 caps) Wants to concentrate on club career @premierleague @SheffieldUnited #GAWA boss Michael O’Neill says Norwood “making a huge mistake”— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 19, 2019
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