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Inset: Winner: Giroud lost out to Andy Carroll for the Premier League goal of the month Getty Images

It has been a colourful night in London as FIFA awards the finest players and coaches  in different categories. Already declared winner of the Puskas Award for the best goal of the year is Olivier Giroud’s well-taken scorpion kick against Crystal Palace.
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The FIFA Best Award was previously they Balloon D’Or held alongside France Football Magazine until 2015 when they parted ways.


Turned up for the night is Lionel and beautiful wife, Antonella Rocuzzo, Cristiano Ronaldo, girlfriend and son, Cris(Jr), Granit Xhaka, PSG right back, Dani Alves, Diego Maradona, Gianluigi Buffon, Idris Elba and a host of other stars.

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