"Zlatan" and "Henke" - Rivals for Top Soccer Award
Swedish soccer players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson, have made it on to the shortlist for FIFA’s 2004 Player of the Year award.
Zlatan and Henke figured in a group of 35 candidates for the coveted football honour released by FIFA late Tuesday - a list that also included Manchester United’s teenage sensation Wayne Rooney and Real Madrid’s David Beckham.
For the first time the panel of voters has been increased to include every club captain in the world in addition to votes cast by their team managers.
The winner will be announced by world football’s governing body at the closing ceremony of their centenary anniversary year at the Zurich Opera House on the 20th of December.