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Angerer Named World Cup Golden Gloves Finalist

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Hope Solo and Ayumi Kaihori were also named Golden Gloves finalists.

Nadine Angerer makes a save on Thorns teammate Alex Morgan during the World Cup Semifinal on June 30.
Nadine Angerer makes a save on Thorns teammate Alex Morgan during the World Cup Semifinal on June 30.
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Portland Thorns and German Women's National Team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been named a finalist for the Golden Gloves Award for the 2015 Women's World Cup, FIFA announced today.

The award winners will be named following the World Cup Final on Sunday in Vancouver.

Angerer is joined by Hope Solo (United States) and Ayumi Kaihori (Japan).  Angerer has started and played every minute in her final World Cup for Germany, allowing 5 goals and making 12 saves, while making the final save in penalty kicks to defeat France and move on to the Semifinals.

Also named among the award finalists are the United States' Megan Rapinoe, Julie Johnston, and Carli Lloyd, Japan's Saori Ariyoshi and Aya Miyama, Germany's Celia Sasic, England's Lucy Bronze, and France's Amandine Henry for the Golden Ball Award, while Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan, Norway's Ada Hergerberg, and China's Jiali Tang for the Young Player Award, awarded to the best player born on or after July 1, 1995.

The Golden, Bronze, and Silver Boot for the top three scorers, and the Fair Play Trophy will also be awarded at the ceremony following the World Cup Final.

FIFA Press Release

FIFA announces shortlists for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 awards

FIFA has today announced the shortlists for the adidas Golden Ball (8), adidas Golden Glove (3) and Hyundai Young Player (3) Awards. The respective lists have been submitted by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG).

Candidates for the adidas Golden Ball at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ (in alphabetical order):

  • Saori ARIYOSHI (JPN)
  • Lucy BRONZE (ENG)
  • Amandine HENRY (FRA)
  • Julie JOHNSTON (USA)
  • Carli LLOYD (USA)
  • Aya MIYAMA (JPN)
  • Megan RAPINOE (USA)
  • Celia SASIC (GER) 

The adidas Golden Ball will be awarded to the best player of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The adidas Silver and Bronze Ball Awards will be presented to the second and third-best players.

Candidates for the adidas Golden Glove at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 (in alphabetical order):

  • Nadine ANGERER (GER)
  • Ayumi KAIHORI (JPN)
  • Hope SOLO (USA)

The adidas Golden Glove will be presented to the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

Candidates for the Hyundai Young Player Award at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 (in alphabetical order):

  • Kadeisha BUCHANAN (CAN)
  • Ada HEGERBERG (NOR)
  • Jiali TANG (CHN)

The Hyundai Young Player Award will be presented to the best young footballer born on or after 1 July 1995.

All award winners will be decided by the FIFA TSG.

The winners, including the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boots for the tournament’s top scorers and the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, will be announced after the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final on 5 July.