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What does Lionel Messi have in common with lower-tier English footballer?

By Matias Grez

Published 1419 GMT (2219 HKT) November 9, 2015
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Fleetwood Town's David Ball will go up against some of the biggest names in world soccer, after his chipped goal in English football's third tier earned him a place on the Puskas Award nominee list. Jan Kruger/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Lionel Messi's solo run and goal against Athletic Bilbao put him in contention for the prize. It is the fourth time Messi has made the list, however he has never won the award. Alex Caparros/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Carli Lloyd of the United States, celebrates after scoring in the 2015 Women's World Cup final against Japan. Her goal was an audacious effort from the halfway line that left the Japanese goalkeeper sprawled on the floor. Rich Lam/Getty Images
Carlos Tevez scored a fine individual goal of his own against Parma in Serie A to make the list. Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images/file
AC Milan's Philippe Mexes is no stranger to scoring wonder-goals, after his acrobatic volley in pre-season versus Inter Milan earned him a nomination. In 2012, the French defender scored a spectacular bicycle kick against Anderlecht in the Champions League. Getty Images