Messi vs Mbappe… 2022 FIFA Player of the Year ‘Clash’

Qatar World Cup best player Lionel Messi and top scorer Kylian Mbappe will challenge the 2022 FIFA Player of the Year.

On the 13th (Korean time), FIFA released 14 candidates for the 2022 Player of the Year through its official website. The winner is determined by reflecting the results of the FIFA member team coaches, captains, media, and fan votes. Voting will be held on FIFA+, FIFA’s content platform, until the 3rd of next month. Based on this, FIFA plans to announce the final candidates for each category at the beginning of next month. 바카라.The awards ceremony will be held in Paris, France on the 27th of next month.

Messi, who led Argentina to the World Cup victory in 36 years, is challenging for the 7th player of the year in his personal career. Messi started in all 7 Qatar World Cup matches and recorded 7 goals and 3 assists. He became the protagonist of the Golden Ball, given to the tournament’s best player.

Messi was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time in 2009. Since then, he has been selected as the Player of the Year five more times, including the FIFA Ballon d’Or, jointly awarded by FIFA and Ballon d’Or. Aiming for the Player of the Year award for the first time in three years since 2019.

Messi’s biggest competitor is Mbappe. France failed to defend their title after losing to Argentina in the World Cup final in Qatar. However, French striker Mbappe received the Golden Boot for the top scorer with 8 goals. Karim Benzema, who led Real Madrid to the championship by becoming the top scorer in the 2021-2022 season Spanish Primera Liga and UEFA Champions League, was also nominated.

Other candidates included Robert Lewandowski, Julian Alvarez, Jude Bellingham, Kevin De Bruyne, Norway’s Elling Haalan, Ashraf Hakimi, Sadio Mane, Luka Modric, Neymar and Vinicius Junior, and Muhammad Salah. .

On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Player of the Year award five times in his career, was not nominated. Son Heung-min, who tied Salah and the 2021-2022 English professional football Premier League top scorer, was also excluded from the list of candidates.

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