France Football Announces Ballon d’Or finalists among women; Marta stays out – Young Pan

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Among the finalists, three were champions of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games with the Canadian team

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah DalshMarta during the elimination of Brazil to Canada in the quarterfinals of Tokyo-2020

To attacker Martha, voted the best in the world six times by Fifa, was left out of the finalist list of Gold ball, traditional award given by France Football. Through social networks, the French magazine released this Friday afternoon, 8, a list of 20 names competing for the award, which is only in its second edition in the female category. In the first, held in 2019, the North American Megan Rapinoe was consecrated as the great winner. Last year, it is worth remembering, the journal canceled the event due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Among the finalists, three were champions of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games with the Canadian team. Check out who is fighting for the award: Alexia Putellas (Spain), Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (France), Sam Kerr (Australia) and Stina Blackstenius (Sweden), Lieke Martens (Netherlands), Jessie Fleming (Canada ), Irene Paredes (Spain), Ashley Lawrence (Canada), Christine Sinclair (Canada), Ellen White (England), Christiane Endler (Chile), Jennifer Hermoso (Spain), Fran Kirby (England), Kadidiatou Diani (France), Wendie Renard (France), Samantha Mewis (USA), Pernille Harder (Denmark), Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands) and Sandra Paños (Spain).