Olivia Jiménez Earns FIFA ‘Goal of the Year’ Nomination
“Running at full pace from her own half, Olivia Jimenez unleashed a corker of a goal from 45 metres out against Switzerland in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012,” is how FIFA described the goal that earned Mexico’s Jiménez a nomination for this year’s Goal of the Year, the Puskás Award.
Olivia joins an elite group of 10, and is the only female to be nominated.
Shakira and Gerard Pique: Shakira song the official song for the World Cup 2010 and some footballers appeared in the video for Waka Waka. One of them was Gerard and he met Shakira at filming this video.
Raquel Mauri and Ivan Rakitic: She worked in a café near his hotel in Sevilla but it took some month until they went out together.
Nuria Cunillera and Xavi: They know each other since childhood but started dating many years later.
Carolina Martin and Pedro met when he was 17 and she was 22 years old in Barcelona.
Anna Ortiz and Andres Iniesta: They met at holidays in 2007.
Sofia Balbi and Luis Suarez: They met when he was 15 and she was 13 in their hometown in Uruguay.
Antonela Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi: They know each other since they were five years old. They met through Antonelas cousin who was Lionels best friend.
Carla Pardo and Claudio Bravo met when they were teenagers at school.
Melissa Jimenez and Marc Bartra: They they met trough Melissa’s work. She is a journalist for MotoGP and Marc is a big fan of it.
Coral Simanovich and Sergi Roberto: One of Coral’s Instagram pictures appeared on the popular page. Sergi liked it and then they started messaging and phoning each other.
Sophie and Jeremy Mathieu: They met in a club through Jeremys brother. Sophie and him were friends.
I am not sure about the other wags but I guess most of them met through friends. If anyone knows something more, please write me and I will add it.