Lewandowski, Messi and Salah contest  the The Best

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Leo Messi, Lewandowski and Salah, the nominees for FIFA's 'The Best'

Published:7/01/2022 - 19:24h

Updated:7/01/2022 - 19:24h

The names of the three candidates to win the FIFA 'The Best' award have already been announced, a trophy that rewards the most outstanding player of the year

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The wait has finish. This Friday, the FIFA has announced to the three candidates that 'will litigate' for carrying the award 'The Best' in the gala of the next 17 January. It treats of Leo Messi, Robert Lewandowski and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the one who has 'snatched' the place to Jorginho, the one who had colado in the 'top 3' in the ranking of France Football for the Balloon of Gold.

'The Flea', after a 2021 frantic with the FC Barcelona, Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain, will have the opportunity to add a new trophy to his vitrinas. Part like favourite, after having achieved his seventh Balloon of Gold recently more than a month, but it will be necessary to see which is the decision of the voters and involved in the award that offers the FIFA.

Messi, in concrete, had a 2021 in which it was very important for the Barça and the albiceleste, but in the PSG did not achieve despegar (until the moment). Robert Lewandowski will want to repeat his triumph, after having it achieved in 2020, and has been still in his same dynamics of always: few lacking times to the appointment of the goal. Finally, it is the big surprise, Salah, the one who has been the figure of the Liverpool and Premier League from the beginning of this season, with 16 goals and nine assistances only in the English championship.

Big absences in The Best

It has sorprendio, in any case, that Jorginho was not in the 'top 3', possibly victim of his irregular second half of the 2021. Before, it had won the Champions League with Chelsea and the Eurocopa with the selection of Italy, being important for both groups. To avoid controversies, the attendant to announce the nominated, Sami Khedira, has remembered that "the prize is individual, no grupal".

Other sorpesas is the absence of Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté or the own Cristiano Ronaldo. In any case, it will be necessary to expect to the next 17 January to discover to the winner. For the moment, Leo Messi splits like the big favourite... It will win his second 'The Best'?

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