[AWARDS] Four Americans -- Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Abby Wambach -- are on the 10-player short list for the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year. Swede Pia Sundhage and University of Virginia coach Steve Swanson, who led the USA to the 2012 Olympic and Under-20 Women's World Cup titles, respectively, are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer.
Voting will be done by the captains and head coaches of the women’s national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football.
The shortlists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or (best male player) and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Soccer awards will be revealed on Monday.
On Nov. 29, FIFA and France Football will announce at a press conference in Sao Paulo the names of the three finalists in each category.
The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on Jan. 3, 2013.
FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year:
Camille Abily (France)
Miho Fukumoto (Japan)
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Aya Miyama (Japan)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
Homare Sawa (Japan)
Christine Sinclair (Canada)
Abby Wambach (USA)
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer:
Bruno Bini (France/France national team)
John Herdman (England/Canada national team)
Patrice Lair (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
Maren Meinert (Germany/Germany U-20 national team)
Silvia Neid (Germany/Germany national team)
Hope Powell (England/England national team)
Norio Sasaki (Japan/Japan national team)
Pia Sundhage (Sweden/USA national team)
Steve Swanson (USA/USA U-20 national team)
Hiroshi Yoshida (Japan/Japan U-20/U-17 national teams)