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Mead on three-player shortlist for The Best FIFA Women's Player

England's Euro hero Beth Mead has been named on the three-player shortlist to be crowned The Best FIFA Women's Player for 2022.

Mead, who top scored at last year's European Championships and was named the tournament's best player as England lifted the trophy on home soil, is joined by Alex Morgan and Alexia Putellas on the shortlist.

She also netted 11 times in the WSL 2021/22 season for club side Arsenal, who were pipped to the title by a single point by Chelsea. Mead has already become the first women's footballer to lift the BBC Sports Personality of the Year trophy.

The 27-year-old has not played a competitive game since rupturing her ACL in November - and England boss Sarina Wiegman said earlier this week it was too soon to speculate whether she will be fit to play for the Lionesses in the World Cup this summer.

FIFA's 'The Best' awards take into account any games played between August 7, 2021 to July 31, 2022 - the day of the European Championships final.

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