FIFA has unveiled the voices for the World Player of the Year award, which has seen many surprises and oddities, in the award won by Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, for the first time in its history, its new system.
The UAE's voice is fair to the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, who ranked fourth in the list of the best players in the world after the national team coach, Bert van Marwijk, chose Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Salah for the best three players, as well as the captain of «White» Ismail Matar van Dyck, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while the media was the voice of Van Dyck, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
But the biggest surprise was that the Egyptian Football Association did not do justice to Liverpool player Mohamed Salah, as the vote of the Pharaohs was limited to the media voice, which put Sadio Mani in the lead, then Cristiano Ronaldo and Salah came third, while no vote was taken for the Mexican coach Javier Aguirre , Because of his dismissal from the team after the exit of the African Cup of Nations last July.
FIFA announced the results of the 2019 World Player of the Year award, which was won by Argentine Lionel Messi, to win the 'Best' award for the first time after the launch of the new version in 2016, and beats Liverpool defender Vergil van Dyke and Cristiano Ronaldo, star Cristiano Ronaldo has chosen Messi as Argentina's captain, while Ronaldo has ignored Barcelona's choice.
FIFA issued the final results of the vote, which showed Messi got the highest number of points, taking 46 points, Van Dyke came second with 38 points, while Ronaldo was two points behind him, to finish third, and the name of the star appeared Liverpool's Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, who finished fourth with 26 points, is three points ahead of Senegal's Sadio Mane. The best was chosen around the world based on the votes of journalists, coaches and national team leaders, with 25% of the total voting value allocated to the masses. Each representative has the right to nominate 3 choices respectively, the first gets 5 points, then the second 3 points, and the third place Single point. One of the most prominent oddities in the 'Best' award was the abandonment of all Arab voices by Salah, one of whom only gave him the first place in his choice except Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi, who put Liverpool player in first place, Sadio Mani second and Van Dyck third, while ignoring a Algeria and Manchester City, Riad Mehrez.
Elsewhere, 11 international captain Mohamed Salah has been awarded first place: Burundi, China, Djibouti, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Romania, Oman, Rwanda and Slovakia, while Spain captain Sergio Ramos has been chosen as the best player behind Belgian Eden Hazard and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fourteen coaches around the world gave Mohamed Salah first place, most notably former Al Ain coach Zlatko Dalic, the 2018 World Cup silver medalist.
The rest of the coaches were as follows: Algeria, Albania, Austria, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam, and eight media representatives selected Mohamed Salah in the first place are: Ecuador, Guinea Equatorial, Macedonia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Somalia, Switzerland.
Mysterious message from Ronaldo after Messi victory
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a mysterious message through his official account on the social network Instagram, after FIFA announced the identity of the world's best winner. Ronaldo was absent from attending the Best Awards, and some attributed the Portuguese star's absence to a muscle injury.
`` Patience and perseverance are two features that distinguish a professional from amateurs, '' Ronaldo said on Instagram minutes after the announcement of Messi's victory. '' All that is great today has started small. You cannot do everything, but you can do everything you can to make your dreams come true. "After night, dawn always comes."
«Royal» imposes its influence on the «ideal squad»
Real Madrid players dominated the 2019 squad in the FIFA referendum and professional players, even though they won no major title last season. The squad included three Real players alongside Belgian Eden Hazard, newly transferred to Chelsea from Real. Brazil's Alison Becker (Liverpool), goalkeeper Van Dijk (Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Matthias De Licht (Juventus).
Midfielders: Dutchman Frankie De Jong (Ajax), Belgian Hazard and Croatian Modric (Real Madrid).
In the attack: Portuguese Ronaldo (Juventus), Argentine Messi (Barcelona) and Frenchman Killian Mbappe (St Germain).
The four oddities
1- Voice of Egypt did not go to Mohamed Salah.
2 - Messi chose Ronaldo as the best.
3 - Jamal Belmadi chose Salah better than Mehrez.
4 - Sergio Ramos put Salah on the list.
Top 10 players in the world
Lionel Messi (Argentina-Barcelona): 46 points
2.Vergel van Dijk (Netherlands-Liverpool): 38 points
3 - Cristiano Ronaldo «Portugal - Juventus»: 36 points.
4 - Mohamed Salah «Egypt - Liverpool»: 26 points.
5 - Sadio Mane «Senegal - Liverpool»: 23 points.
6 - Killian Mbappe «France - Paris Saint-Germain»: 17 points.
7 - Frankie De Jong «Netherlands - Ajax and Barcelona»: 16 points.
8 - Eden Hazard «Belgium - Chelsea and Real Madrid»: 16 points.
Matthias de Licht: Netherlands - Ajax and Juventus: 9 points
Harry Kane (England - Tottenham): 5 points