Boxx and Solo nominated for FIFA award

[2008 WOMEN'S WORLD PLAYER] U.S. gold-medalists Shannon Boxx and Hope Solo are among the 10 players nominated for the 2008 Women's Player of the Year award.

Previous winners Birgit Prinz (2003-05) and Marta (2005-07) are among the nominees.

The finalists for the men's and women's awards will be announced in early December and the winners will be revealed at the 18th FIFA World Player Gala at the Zurich Opera House on Jan. 12, 2009.

NOMINEES:
Nadine Angerer (Germany)
Shannon Boxx (USA)
Cristiane (Brazil)
Daniela (Brazil)
Marta (Brazil)
Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Christine Sinclair (Canada)
Kelly Smith (England)
Hope Solo (USA)
Ingvild Stensland (Norway)

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