Lionel Messi. (Photo: Collected)
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi received good news in the first week of the new year. He has been shortlisted for the FIFA Player of the Year award. The other two contenders for the award are Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah.
FIFA first published a list of 11 players for the Best Footballer of the Year award. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Karim Benzema, Kevin de Bruyne, Arling Holland, Jজrgenho, Engolo Kante and Kylian Mbabane have been left out.
In November last year, Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career. It was then thought that he would be ahead in the FIFA The Best Award.
Even so. Messi has won The Best six times so far. If he wins this time, he will take it home for the seventh time like Ballon.
This award will be given considering the performance between the period from 6th October 2020 to 8th August 2021. The final award will be announced on the basis of an evaluation by an expert panel of FIFA.
Like Ballon, FIFA Best can also rise in the hands of Messi. Although the team did not have much success for Barcelona, he was brilliant in his personal craft. He won the record eighth Pichichi Trophy in La Liga with a maximum of 30 goals. He also scored a pair of goals in the Copa del Rey final.
And the national team won the first international title of his career, won the Copa America. He also won the tournament’s Player of the Year award for scoring four goals and five assists in Argentina’s 26-year title drought mission.
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Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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