ZURICH (AP) — Carli Lloyd will defend her FIFA women's player of the year award against a number of rivals, including three Olympic champions from Germany and five-time winner Marta.
Lloyd is the United States' only nominee on a 10-player list announced by FIFA on Thursday after the 2015 World Cup winners lost in the Olympic quarterfinals in Rio de Janeiro.
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Germany has forward Dzsenifer Marozsan, who scored in a 2-1 win over Sweden in the gold medal match, as well as midfielders Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz on the list. Behringer retired after the Olympics, having played more than 100 times for her country.
Each of the trio aims to be the third different German winner in the past four years.