A month and a half after winning his seventh Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi He is excited to stay this afternoon of the award “The Best”, with which the FIFA determines the best player of the year.
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The ceremony will take place at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, from 15 (Argentine time) and will be broadcast on the official YouTube and Facebook channels.
Messi will compete for this award with the Pole from Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski, who won in 2020, and with the Egyptian from Liverpool Mohamed Salah.
Unlike the Ballon d’Or, this award is determined in a vote involving the current coaches of all the men’s national teams (one per team), the current captains of all the men’s national teams (one per team), a specialized journalist from each country and the fans who completed their registration on the FIFA page.
Lionel Messi goes for his second “The Best” award
In 2019 Messi won the fourth edition of the “The Best” award, which was born after the end of the agreement between FIFA and the magazine France Soccer for the delivery of the Ballon d’Or.
To go in search of his second statuette, The “Flea” has arguments such as the coronation in the Copa del Rey with Barcelona and the conquest of the Copa América with the Argentine National Team, to end a drought of 28 without titles.
Erik Lamela, candidato al Premio Puskás
The other Argentine protagonist of the event will be Erik Lamela, who was nominated for the Puskás Award for the best goal of the year, after that rabona he executed in March 2021, when he was still wearing the Tottenham shirt, in a classic against Arsenal.
Erik Lamela, nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award 2021.
The left-hander, currently at Sevilla in Spain, shares the list with the Czech Patrick Schick, author of a goal from almost half the field in the last European Championship, and the Iranian Mahdi Taremi, who with Porto was the protagonist of a scissors to mark Chelsea in the European Champions League.
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The Argentine who was left out of the final list was Lionel Scaloni. Those who are still in the race in the category are Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Roberto Mancini (Italy National Team) and Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea).
Alexia Putellas, the great candidate to win the “The Best” award for FIFA Female Player
The Spanish Alexia Putellas, winner of the Ballon d’Or, is the favorite to win The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award. He competes with his compatriot and partner in Barcelona, Jennifer Hermoso, and the Australian Sam Kerr, from Chelsea.
In the category of directors or technical directorss are Lluís Cortés, from Barcelona; Emma Hayes of Chelsea; and the Dutch Sarina Wiegman, of the England National Team.