The suspense is mounting in the FIFA Puskás Award stakes, with ten players in the running to succeed last year's winner Miroslav Stoch. Make sure to register your vote by selecting your preferred candidate on FIFA.com or www.francefootball.fr. FIFA.com now takes a closer look at each of the ten fantastic strikes in contention for the 2013 prize.
Antonio Di Natale has racked up hundreds of goals during his long career, but if he had to pick out just one after he finally hangs up his boots, the Italian forward's stunning volley for Udinese against Chievo would surely be near the forefront of his mind. He signed this particular masterpiece in the 31st round of Serie A matches last season, when I Zebrette were battling for a European place.
The 35-year-old got his team up and running with one of the easiest goals of his career, pouncing on an error by Christian Puggioni – but there was nothing the goalkeeper could do to keep out his second. Argentinian winger Roberto Pereyra sent over a right-wing cross and the ball travelled 30 metres before falling to Di Natale just inside the area on the left. Without a moment's hesitation, the striker met the ball first time, connecting with the outside of his left foot and swinging an unstoppable volley inside the far post to secure the points for Udinese.
Nor was he finished there. The Azzurri veteran then capped a memorable day by serving up an assist for Mehdi Benatia as Udinese clinched a 3-1 victory, and it proved to be another valuable win as Udinese finished fifth to earn a spot in the UEFA Europa League.
You can watch Di Natale's superb effort and the nine other FIFA Puskás Award candidates on FIFA's YouTube channel. The three most popular goals will be announced on 9 December, after which voting will begin again to decide which player will lift the prestigious trophy at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala on 13 January.