The FIFA Player of the Year award will be given on Monday. The wait is about to end. The FIFA Player of the Year award will be presented on Monday (February 27). The award will go to any of the shortlisted Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe or Karim Benzema.
Messi, who gave Argentina the World Cup title, is considered the favorite for this year’s award. However, Mbappe, who performed well for France in the World Cup in Qatar, is also far ahead. Even if Karim Benzema had not been injured in the World Cup, many believe that he would have been in line with the other two in the race for the award.
The Polish star Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Player of the Year award for the last two years. Both times Messi was in the top three. Last year, Argentina was gifted the World Cup, this time this award can be in his hands. The best player is chosen by the national team coach and captain of each FIFA member country and one sports journalist. Fans can also vote for their favorite stars online.
Mbappe became the first player since Geoff Hurst in 1966 to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final. It was to his credit that France were able to take the game to extra time. If the match is still tied at 3-3 after extra time, a tiebreaker is played. This time, France did not succeed. Messi’s Argentina won the title after 36 years.
In the women’s category, three shortlists are Alexia Putellas, Beth Mead and Alex Morgan. Argentina’s World Cup winner Lionel Scaloni, Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola are in the coach category.