Zurich, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach were among
the four United States nominees for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year
award announced Thursday.
Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe were also among the 10 candidates, as the United
States had the most players of any country selected. The United States won its
third straight gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Olympic silver medalist Japan, the reigning World Cup champions, had defending
world player of the year Homare Sawa, Miho Fukumoto and Aya Miyama selected to
Five-time world player of the year Marta from Brazil, Canada striker Christine
Sinclair, and France midfielder Camille Abily were also named to the list.
Former United States coach Pia Sundhage, who has since stepped down to become
coach for Sweden, was named to the list of 10 candidates for FIFA World Coach
of the Year.
FIFA will announce the winners Jan. 7.
The Sports Network