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The 31-year-old beat Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos, a stoppage-time effort from the halfway line in the U-17 Women’s World Cup, and South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke’s last-gasp bicycle kick to the prize…..
The ceremony, which takes place at the London Palladium, is the second since the FIFA award once again split from France Football’s Ballon d’Or prize.
“I think it’s my best one,” Giroud said following the game. “Alexis [Sanchez] gave me the ball a bit behind and I tried to take it [with the] backheel and I had a lot of luck.
“It was just about luck! I was not on good balance. It was a great feeling and I wanted to score from the first minute. I tried to deflect it. In this position, you can do something else, so I was lucky and it’s nice for me and nice for the team.”