Lionel Messi was among the finalists for the FIFA The Best award as the best player in the world

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Lionel Messi will compete with Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé for the FIFA The Best award for best player of 2022.
Lionel Messi will compete with Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé for the FIFA The Best award for best player of 2022.

One day to know that Back Martínez He is one of the finalists to stay with him premio FIFA The Best For the best goalkeeper in the world, the body that regulates world football has announced who will compete for the award for best player: the Argentine star Lionel Messi part as a favorite in a shortlist in which the French are also Karim Benzema y Kylian Mbappe.

At 35 years old, Messi has led to the Argentina to conquer his third star last year, with a brilliant performance in the World Cup: he scored seven goals, including a brace in the final over Francein addition to providing three assists during the duration of the tournament.

His influence to win the trophy led him to keep the prize Golden Ball to the best player of the contest, the same recognition that he had obtained in Brazil 2014, becoming the first player in history to win it twice. At club level, Messi led to Paris Saint Germain to win the title of Ligue 1 in his first season in France, but there is no doubt that obtaining the world defined his year.

Lionel Messi was champion with Argentina and best player of the Qatar 2022 World Cup (REUTERS/Carl Recine)
Lionel Messi was champion with Argentina and best player of the Qatar 2022 World Cup (REUTERS/Carl Recine)

His competitors for the FIFA The Best award for the best player of 2022 will be two Frenchmen: Karim Benzema y Kylian Mbappe. Although Benzema could not be in Qatar due to an injury, he had an outstanding job in taking the Real Madrid to win a new title UEFA Champions League. Those hat-tricks against him PSG in the eighth and the Chelsea in the quarterfinals, before scoring three goals in two games against Manchester City. He finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 15 goals and he was also the top scorer in La Liga with 27 goals.

Kylian MbappeMeanwhile, he scored eight goals in the Qatar World Cup 2022 to win the Golden Boot and became the first player in 56 years to score a hat-trick in the final, where he lost to Argentina and failed to revalidate the title obtained in 2018. In addition, with the PSG has reaped amazing numbers that collaborated with obtaining the championship of the Ligue 1.

A few minutes earlier, the FIFA also announced that the English Beth Mead (Arsenal FC), the Spanish Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona) and the American Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC) are the players who are going to fight for the The Best FIFA Women’s Player.

These prizes will be awarded based on the votes of a jury made up of the current coaches of all the women’s/men’s national teams (one per team), the current captains of said teams, a journalist from each country and members registered on the official site. of FIFA. Winners will be announced on Monday February 27 in a ceremony in Paris.

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