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NZ's Riley short-listed for world team

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/02/2017
Ali Riley. © Jack Thomas/Getty Images Ali Riley.

Football Ferns defender Ali Riley is in contention to win selection in an annual World XI, comprising the best women's players.

Sweden-based Riley, 29, is on a shortlist of 55 after a voting process organised by world player's union FIFPro. About 3000 players from 47 countries cast votes.

The list includes United States captain and FIFA women's player of the year Carli Lloyd and six players from Germany's Olympic champion side.

The Women's World XI will be unveiled on March 8.

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