Marta, Sawa and Wambach are all contenders for this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for the Women's World Player of the Year 2011 award.
Ten women from the World of women's football were short-listed for the prestigious award and today the three nominees were announced.
Five times winner Marta (Brazil), Homare Sawa (Japan) and Abby Wambach (USA) will contest the women's award after the nominees were confirmed by a poll in which captains, head coaches and media representatives voted.
The award will be presented at the FIFA Ballon d'Or on 9th January 2012 at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.
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