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Soccer News Wed, 28 Feb 2007

Black Stars Nominated for "World Breakthrough of the Year "

The Ghana men's football team, the Black Stars, has been selected as one of six finalists for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year award with the winner announced April 1-2 in Barcelona.


Ghana qualified for FIFA World Cup finals and reached final 16. to earn the nomination.


The other finalists in his category include:


Lewis Hamilton, England: Became first black driver to compete in Formula One at age 22.


Amelie Mauresmo, France: Won her first Grand Slam tennis tournament.

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Britta Steffen, Germany: Won four gold medals in European Swimming Championships.


Mia Xiaoxu, China: Won Golden Ball and Shoe in FIFA Under 20 World Championship at age 18.


Palm Bay High School graduate Xavier Carter: Carter, 20, ran the second-fastest 200 meters ever and won four NCAA titles to earn the nomination


The winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards, as voted for by the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be announced during a televised Awards Ceremony staged at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, on the evening of Monday, April 2.

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