‘Champion’ Messi and missing Ronaldo… FIFA unveils Player of the Year nominations

The International Football Federation (FIFA) has unveiled the candidates for the 2022 Male Player of the Year award.

FIFA announced on its official website on the 13th (Korean time) the 14 candidates for the best male players this year, which will be unveiled at The Best Awards scheduled for February next year.

메이저사이트 The most certain winner is Lionel Messi (Argentina). Even in the overall candidate picture, Messi, who was placed in the center, won the World Cup in Qatar and virtually confirmed the award. If Messi, who holds the record for the most awards with 6 awards in total, receives this year as well, the gap with rival Cristiano Ronaldo (5 times, Portugal) will widen further.

Messi has been at his best throughout the World Cup. He scored goals in all tournaments from the round of 16 to the final, leading Argentina to its first World Cup victory in 36 years. He showed the best form of the tournament and was also selected as the MVP, so there is no dispute as the best player in 2022.

The candidate to threaten Messi is Kylian Mbappe, the World Cup scorer and leading France to runner-up. Karim Benzema (France), who won the Ballon d’Or last year, is also a competitor.

Along with this, Neymar, Vinicius Junior (Brazil), Erling Holland (Norway), Luka Modric (Croatia), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Jude Bellingham (England), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Ashraf Hakimi ( Morocco), Julian Alvarez (Argentina), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt) are candidates.

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