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Billie's goal should net our support in FIFA award vote

Editor's Viewpoint

With ladies football now enjoying its highest ever profile, it is fitting that a goal scored by a female player is among the top 10 vying for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award, given for the year's outstanding strike in the game.

And it is a score worthy of any player on the planet.

Cliftonville Ladies defender Billie Simpson met an opposition team's goal kick with a volley 60 yards from goal and sent it screaming into the net.

Players like Messi and Ibrahimovic are also on the shortlist, but Billie's goal deserves top billing. Vote to ensure she is one of the final three from which the winner will be chosen. It should be her.

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