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Lyon awarded as the best club team in the world at Valais Gala

Patrice Lair and Sonia Bompastor yesterday travelled to Valais in Switzerland, where they received an award on behalf of Olympqiue Lyonnais. The Valais Football Summer Cups involves both women’s, men’s and youth teams. At last night’s gala, which kicked off the women’s tournament that will be played between China, Mexico, Brazil and New Zealand, the Lyon women were given the award as the best women’s club in the world in 2012. Amongst the other awards, Marta (Tyresö FF/Brazil) was named the best player, Hope Solo (Seattle Reign/USWNT) as the best goalkeeper, and Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden) as the best referee in the world.