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Messi the best and Real Madrid sweeps the perfect lineup for FIFA


Argentine Lionel Messi snatched the FIFA World Player of the Year award on Monday evening, while Jurgen Klopp was named coach of the year and Real Madrid took the lion's share in the perfect team.

Lionel Messi has snatched the FIFA World Player of the Year award on Monday, while Jurgen Klopp has won the title of best coach and Real have taken the lion's share in the perfect team.

The Pescala Theater in Milan hosted the annual FIA Awards of the Year.

Messi, who led Barcelona to the Primera Liga, overtook rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.

Messi took the record for the number of times he won the award, taking his tally to six titles against five for Ronaldo.

Klopp was rewarded for leading Liverpool to the Champions League, beating Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Liverpool awards did not stop there. The Brazilian goalkeeper was named best goalkeeper, ahead of compatriot Ederson Morales, and German goalkeeper Andre Ter Stegen.

Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Wijnendal and the Dutch national team won the best goalkeeper and Jill Ellis was named best coach after leading the United States to the World Cup.

On the other hand, Real Madrid swept the perfect squad with the presence of four players: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luca Modric and newcomer Eden Hazard.

A panel of football experts selected ten candidates in each category, based on the performance and achievement of each candidate between July 2018 and July 2019.

After the list was unveiled, the vote, in which fans, critics, leaders and coaches of national teams around the world participated (25%) for each of the four categories, settled the three candidates who reached the final list unveiled on September 2. Current before the start of the final vote to choose the winner of the prize.

Source: aljazeera

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