Kriralok Desk: A fight between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe again, this time for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award for 2022.
Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain and France’s superstar forward head the three-player shortlist announced by FIFA on Friday.
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema completed the top three in the voting by a global panel of national team captains and coaches plus selected journalist in each of FIFA’s 211 member countries, as well as fans voting online.
8 August 2021 to 18 December 2022 – 14 people were initially nominated based on their performance during this period. After voting, FIFA announced the names of three on Friday night. Men’s national team coaches, captains, journalists and football fans voted to finalize the names of Messi, Mbappe and Benzema. The award will be given in Paris on February 27.
Lionel Messi: After leaving Barcelona to join PSG, the left-footed player was not doing well. Although it was not too late to settle down and spread the light as he changed himself and became the son of FIFA. And then he was able to show his best being fraud in the Argentine jersey. Especially in the World Cup in Qatar. The undeserving seven-time Ballon d’Or winner also scored two goals in the final against France.
Kylian Mbappe: Kylian Mbappe won the World Cup in 2018 with great skills. The French star came close to winning his second World Cup at the age of 24. Despite playing great football in the final against Argentina, it didn’t count in the end. Mbappe won the Golden Boot by scoring the highest 8 goals in the World Cup in Qatar. He also scored a hat-trick in the final.
Karim Benzema: Karim Benzema went to the World Cup by showing an extraordinary glimpse for Real Madrid. But injury halted his campaign. The French star was knocked out before the game, and could not return to the World Cup. But Benzema was irresistible in club football. He scored 15 goals to win the UEFA Champions League.