Female Iranian futsal player Fereshteh Karimi has been shortlisted for the title of the Best Woman Player of the World, thanks to her astounding display of skills at the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia.
The 26-year-old, who currently plays for the Daneshgah Azad club, is vying for the top honour with Brazil’s Amanda Lyssa de Oliveira Crisostomo, Portugal’s Ana Patricia Abreu Azevedo, and Brazilians Luciléia Renner Minuzzo and Carolina Augusta da Silva.
Daniela Sofia da Costa Ferreira from Portugal, Russian player Aleksandra Samorodova, Brazil’s Tatiane Debiasi Croceta and Vanessa Cristina Pereira, along with Spanish futsal player Vanessa Sotelo Quintela make up the other contenders on the list.
Additionally, Iran’s goalkeeper Farzaneh Tavasoli has been nominated for the Best Women Goalkeeper of the World.
On September 26, 2015, Iran’s women’s national futsal team bagged the trophy at the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia, following a victory over the Japanese side.