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Olivia Jimenez nominated for FIFA Puskás Award

Twenty-year-old Olivia Jimenez has been nominated alongside Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Falcao for the FIFA Puskás award.

The Puskás award is given for the “best goal of the year.”

The U-20 Mexican player is the only female on the list of ten nominees.

Jimenez was part of the Mexico’s U-20 Women’s team that participated in the 2012 U-20 World Cup.

Mexico made it to the quarterfinals before falling to Nigeria.

Jimenez scored her nominated goal in the 2-0 win against Switzerland.

FIFA.com and francefootball.fr users can vote for their favorite goal until November 29 and the top three will go on to the next round.

The winner will be announced at the FIFA Ballon D’or Gala on January 7, 2013.

The rest of the nominees can be seen here.