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Messi and Mbappe nominated for 2022 FIFA Player of the Year

MOSCOW, January 12 – RIA Novosti. Lionel Messi of Argentina and Kylian Mbappe of France have been nominated for the 2022 Footballer of the Year Award by the International Football Federation (FIFA).

Messi won the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar as part of the Argentina national team and was recognized as the best player of the tournament. In the final, Mbappe won the top scorer race with 8 goals, and his team defeated the French national team on penalties. Both club-level forwards are defending the colors of the French “Paris Saint-Germain”.

Other nominees: Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid), Julián Alvarez (Argentina, Manchester City), Jude Bellingham (England, Borussia Dortmund), Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City), Erling Holland (Norway, Manchester City), Ashraf Hakimi (Morocco, PSG), Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Barcelona), Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool) “), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), Neymar (Brazil, PSG) ) ), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), Vinicius Junior (Brazil, Real Madrid).

Voting on the FIFA official website will run until February 3, 2023.

Source: Ria

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