FIFA has tipped Ahmed Musa‘s second goal against Iceland as one of the contenders for the 2018 World Cup Goal of the Tournament.
During FIFA’s selection of the best goals from the first two rounds of games, the Leicester City striker’s 75th-minute goal against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on June 22 made the shortlist.
Musa surged clear of Arnason, went past Halldorsson and took his time before finding the bottom corner with a player on the line, it was an excellent goal with Kenneth Omeruo credited with the assist.
The other goals picked among the best goals so far are those from Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Denis Cheryshev, Nacho, Philippe Coutinho, Dries Mertens, Juan Quintero, Artem Dzyuba, Luka Modric, Jesse Lingard and Ricardo Quaresma.
Musa opened scoring against Iceland when he brought the ball down and drilled a half-volley into the roof of the net from 12 yards with just three minutes into the second half.
Recall that Diego Forlan’s strike in the Uruguay vs Germany game for the third place won the Goal of the Tournament in South Africa 2010 while James Rodriguez’s dipping volley vs Uruguay was the most attention-grabbing goal of Brazil 2014.