0959 GMT February 15, 2019
Iran’s Fatemeh Etedadi and Farzaneh Tavassoli were nominated for the 2018 UMBRO Futsal Awards.
Etedadi was shortlisted for the Best Female Player in the World award with Tavassoli receiving a nomination in the Best Female Goalkeeper in the World category.
Both players made a massive contribution to Iran’s title defense at the 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship in Thailand last May.
Etedadi scored nine goals – including a double in the semifinals – to finish joint-top scorer of the competition while Iranian shot stopper was in dazzling form throughout the tournament.
In the 10-woman list, Etedadi will see competition from the likes of Brazilians Amandinha and Vanessa, who together have claimed the prize on seven occasions in the past eight editions of the awards.
Tavasoli, meanwhile, will compete with Portugal’s Ana Catarina Silva Pereira, Ana Etayo Garde and Silvia Aguete Outón (both from Spain), Russia’s Anastasia Ivanova, Bianca Castagnaro Moraes of Brazil and Italian duo Jennifer Aparecida De Oliveira Camargo and Maria Antonia Mascia.
The UMBRO Futsal Awards are the most prestigious annual futsal awards presented by the website futsalplant.com.
The winners of the 19th edition of the awards will be announced on January 10.