Spanish club Real Madrid have decided not to send delegates to the 2021-2022 World Player of the Year awards ceremony, presented by the International Federation of Football Associations, FIFA.
FIFA will announce the name of the winner of its prestigious award today, Monday, in Paris, France.
The competition for the “Best” award was limited to Messi, who won the Ballon d’Or seven times as the best player in the world (record), Mbappe and Benzema, who won the last Ballon d’Or.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid have decided to skip the ceremony as they believe FIFA wants to prevent meringue players from receiving the world’s best player award after preparing it for Argentine star Lionel Messi.
The newspaper reported that FIFA decided to change the date and place of the awards ceremony in connection with the preparation of the atmosphere for the Argentines after their victory at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
🏆 @Benzema, @MrAncelotti And @thibautCourtoisnominated for #The best Awards to be celebrated today!#RealFootball
– Real Madrid FC 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 27, 2023
The nominations are for Messi, who previously won the title of “Best” in 2019, in this award, which FIFA returned to the award in 2016 after separating from the Ballon d’Or award given by France Football magazine by defeating Karim Benzema. , a royal striker despite winning the Ballon d’Or (given by France Football magazine) as the best player of 2022.
On the other hand, the Royal Club management also believes that FIFA is setting the stage for the selection of Argentine manager Lionel Scaloni, manager of the Argentina national team, as the best coach for 2022, surpassing Carlo Ancelotti. A real coach, thanks to his victory at the World Cup in Qatar.
The newspaper pointed out that the Real Madrid administration’s anger extended to the idea that Brazilian star Vinicius Jr., Real Madrid’s winger, was not included in the list of the top 11 players for the World’s Best Player award. despite the presence of a duet, the Brazilian Neymar Jr. and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.