5 Dutch soccer gamers have an opportunity to be included within the 2020 world group. Sari van Veenendaal, Stefanie van der Gragt, Daniëlle van de Donk, Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema are among the many 55 nominees.
The listing has been drawn up by the worldwide gamers’ union FIFPRO and the world soccer affiliation FIFA. All skilled footballers can vote. Subsequent Thursday, the ‘finest’ group of 2020 will probably be introduced on the FIFA gala The Greatest, which is being held on-line as a result of corona disaster.
Van Veenendaal beforehand acquired a spot within the 2019 world group. The PSV keeper, who came visiting from Atlético Madrid final summer time, was additionally named the very best goalkeeper on the planet final yr. That occurred after a powerful efficiency on the World Cup, the place the Orange girls reached the ultimate.
Miedema, who has had a powerful yr at Arsenal, has not solely been nominated for the world group, however can also be one of many eleven candidates for the prize for the very best soccer participant of the yr. She has competitors from Lucy Bronze, Pernille Tougher and Wendie Renard, amongst others.
Virgil van Dijk, the captain of Orange, is within the race for the title of finest footballer of the yr among the many males. Sarina Wiegman, the nationwide coach of the Orange Girls, competes for the title of finest coach of a girls’s group. The nominees for the 2020 male world group will probably be introduced later.
The FIFA gala was initially scheduled for September, however was then postponed as a result of corona disaster. Different elections, such because the presentation of the Golden Ball by the French journal France Soccer, is not going to happen in any respect in 2020.