• Event in London will see finalists for most The Best awards announced
  • Proceedings will start at 2pm, all final candidates announced on social media
  • Roberto Di Matteo, Jay Jay Okocha, Alex Scott, Andriy Shevchenko and Peter Shilton to attend the event

On Friday 22 September, the next step along the road towards The Best FIFA Football Awards™ will be taken, as the world discovers the final nominees for the majority of award categories.

The excitement will reach a fervour at an event at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, the city that will host The Best awards ceremony itself on 23 October. From 2.00pm local time, FIFA Legends Roberto Di Matteo (ITA), Jay Jay Okocha (NGA), Alex Scott (ENG), Andriy Shevchenko (UKR) and Peter Shilton (ENG) will help to reveal the final trios of candidates for the following awards:

* The Best FIFA Men’s Player
* The Best FIFA Women’s Player
* The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
* The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
* The Best FIFA Goalkeeper
* The FIFA Fan Award

The much-anticipated ten-goal shortlist for the FIFA Puskás Award will also be revealed, with voting open to FIFA.com users from around the world immediately after the announcement.

All nominees will be revealed across FIFA’s social media platforms, so make sure you’re following @FIFAcom, tracking the hashtags #TheBest and #Puskas, with the latest pictures and news also available on The Best FIFA Football Awards Facebook page and our Instagram account.  

After the announcement of the finalists, there will be just one month until the day of the ceremony, taking place at the legendary London Palladium theatre in the city’s fabled West End. To make sure you’re kept up to date with the very latest, stick with FIFA.com as we bring you news, interviews and exclusive access leading up to Monday 23 October – with unrivalled coverage on the day of the ceremony itself.

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