Sport

Messi Battles Ronaldo For FIFA's Best Player Award

’Tana Aiyejina

Holder Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi have been nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running.

However, only two Africans Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi (Best FIFA Women’s Coach category) and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Best FIFA Men’s Player category) are on the list of the nominees.

The list was compiled by a panel of former football greats including Austin Okocha, Diego Maradona, Cafu, Carles Puyol and Edwin van der Sar.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo, winner of the maiden edition of the award last year, faces a contest from Messi and 22 other players listed for the award.

The award, which covers the period of November 20, 2016, to July 2, 2017, is voted for by national team coaches, captains, selected media and fans and would be handed out at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on October 23 in London.

Ronaldo’s nomination comes after a year that saw him help Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

He scored twice as Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final, while also finishing top scorer in the competition with 12 goals.

New Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar, Juventus duo Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Buffon are named after impressing on the way to the Champions League final.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is on the list, having finished top of the Premier League goalscoring charts for the second campaign in a row, although Spurs’ season ended in disappointment, as they failed to win a trophy.

Ex-Falcons captain Omagbemi led Nigeria to an eighth AWCON title in Cameroon last year and is one of the 10 names on the list for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach.

There were no Africans at all among the nominations for the awards for men’s coach or women’s player that were announced by football’s world governing body on Thursday.

Gabon striker Aubameyang was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund.

The winners from each category would be revealed at a ceremony in London in October.

Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Bounce News

1 COMMENTS

  • Says:
    March 12, 2021. 5:56 p.m.

    cBFiH6 <a href="http://jvjoaxvulqfx.com/">jvjoaxvulqfx</a>, [url=http://fzycubzbjcpr.com/]fzycubzbjcpr[/url], [link=http://rsdpmjbejmqe.com/]rsdpmjbejmqe[/link], http://ulfsddlmxpvm.com/

    Reply to this comment. Your email address will not be published.

    • Says:
      January 19, 2022. 4:47 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">Признаки Dead Inside</a>

    • Says:
      January 19, 2022. 3:22 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">Дед Инсайд</a>

    • Says:
      January 19, 2022. 12:34 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">Dead-Inside</a>

    • Says:
      January 18, 2022. 4:46 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">дед инсайд</a>

    • Says:
      January 18, 2022. 1:58 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">мертвый внутри</a>

    • Says:
      January 18, 2022. 12:33 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">гуль дед инсайд</a>

    • Says:
      January 17, 2022. 9:45 p.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">что значит дед инсайд</a>

    • Says:
      January 17, 2022. 9:03 p.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">я дед внутри</a>

    • Says:
      January 16, 2022. 11:56 a.m.

      <a href="https://bit.ly/Dead-Inside">Dead-Inside</a>

    • Says:
      June 17, 2021. 11:10 p.m.

      A First Class stamp http://tubereviews.online/hqporner.html petardas Both Amu Darya and another Chinese-operated site, a giantcopper mine at Aynak, have been targeted by insurgents aiming todestabilise government revenues and frighten off freshinvestment ahead of a pullout by most NATO combat troops in2014.

    • Says:
      June 17, 2021. 11:10 p.m.

      Best Site Good Work http://tubearchive.online/streamate.html thumbzilla “Crime is rampant in Lithuania”, the brochure declares darkly under the heading “crime and safety.” Visitors should be on their guard against “such petty annoyances as having bits of your car stolen to the inevitable disappearing purses and mobile phones.”

    • Says:
      June 17, 2021. 11:10 p.m.

      I don't like pubs http://porntubehub.online/imagefap.html yuvutu "There doesn't have to be a state of perpetual fighting and gridlock," Huntsman said in a release. "We hope to show SiriusXM listeners that there are political leaders in both parties who are deeply committed to reaching across the aisle, finding common ground and tackling the nation's toughest problems."

    • Says:
      June 17, 2021. 11:10 p.m.

      I'm sorry, he's http://porntuberating.online/apetube.html xnxx The Capitol Police SWAT team also is drawing scrutiny. The team is based blocks from the Navy Yard, but a Capitol Police watch commander "wouldn't let them go in and stop people from being slaughtered," one Metropolitan police officer, who declined to be identified due to the ongoing investigation, told WUSA.

    • Says:
      June 17, 2021. 11:10 p.m.

      I'd like to withdraw $100, please http://tubeadvisor.online/porntube.html voyeurweb The Spanish-born Jimenez, the second-day leader at the British Open at age 49, is golf's answer to the Most Interesting Man in the World. After shooting a first-round 64 in 2009 at Turnberry, he was asked what he was thinking and said, "That it would be nice to have a little whiskey."

    • Says:
      June 05, 2021. 4:49 p.m.

      https://xnxxx.web.fc2.com/ xnxx

    • Says:
      June 01, 2021. 1:42 a.m.

      Yes, I love it! https://beeg.x.fc2.com/iwank.html tiava "We had to run out to the hardware store and grab all of their pvc pipes and joints," said Astley who is now a postdoctoral scholar at Georgia Tech University. "We were sitting there with a hacksaw in the parking lot."

    • Says:
      June 01, 2021. 1:42 a.m.

      What's the interest rate on this account? https://beeg.x.fc2.com/txxx.html iwank 8-Nov Q3 2013 Alpiq Holding Erngs Release ** All times are listed in GMT, or AMC - 'After U.S. Market Close'- or BMO 'BeforeU.S.Market Opens'- BMO ,or DBH- During U.S.business hours, or blank if not known.NOTE - The inclusion of diary items does not mean Thomson Reuters willfile a story based on that event.If you have any questions or comments on the diary, please contact:e-mail diaries@thomsonreuters.com,

    • Says:
      June 01, 2021. 1:42 a.m.

      Punk not dead https://beeg.x.fc2.com/9taxi.html myvidster She&rsquo;s never been entirely comfortable with the way she looks, and for The Wicker Man&rsquo;s copious bottom shots a body double was used. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve never liked my bottom,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;So it was another bottom that was out there freezing on the moors. It was really freezing doing that naked dancing.&rdquo; It was reportedly so cold the cast had to suck on ice cubes to stop their breath from showing.

    • Says:
      June 01, 2021. 1:42 a.m.

      real beauty page https://beeg.x.fc2.com/rulertube.html porntrex But students may not take these at university, believes Cairns. &ldquo;Technology companies are more interested in hiring bright graduates and teaching them extra computing skills in-house.&rdquo;

    • Says:
      June 01, 2021. 1:42 a.m.

      Do you play any instruments? https://beeg.x.fc2.com/keandra.html voyeurweb There\\\'s a distinct feeling of deja vu in listening to the HSE\\\'s assurances on putting things right after the Savita Halappanavar scandal. At some stage, some accountability must be apportioned for the events that occurred in University Hospital Galway

    • Says:
      May 30, 2021. 2:48 a.m.

      Is there ? https://beeg.x.fc2.com/xtube.html ixxx It said that 40-year-old DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson exchanged 13 phone calls before she was picked up from cheerleading practice at Sweetwater High School at about 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) by someone who was unknown at that time.

    • Says:
      May 30, 2021. 2:48 a.m.

      Nice to meet you https://beeg.x.fc2.com/petardas.html cam4 Meanwhile, top aluminium producers such as Alcoa andRusal are openly hostile to the LME's warehouse plan,warning that it risks creating further market distortions by incentivising the storage of aluminium in non-LME warehouses.

    • Says:
      May 30, 2021. 2:48 a.m.

      We work together https://beeg.x.fc2.com/pornhub.html efukt Thanks to tight internal discipline and an organizational structure, which allowed it to adapt to the changing nature of Egypt's authoritarian regimes, the organization was able to survive the often brutal oppression meted out by successive administrations.

    • Says:
      May 30, 2021. 2:48 a.m.

      Other amount https://beeg.x.fc2.com/porn300.html hentaihaven “We will explore new ways to open China to the outsideworld, and Shanghai’s pilot free-trade zone is a case inpoint,” he wrote. Li has called for the state to increase therole of the private sector to sustain growth.

    • Says:
      May 30, 2021. 2:48 a.m.

      I want to make a withdrawal https://beeg.x.fc2.com/spankwire.html iwank The list can also spare event workers the shame of not knowing a celebrity by name. Really, if you're trying to work your way up in the fashion world by working the door at a party, how likely is it you're going to recognize Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist when he arrives? And even if you know his name, the man spends most of his time on camera wearing a mask. Hence, the trusty picture list.

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 10:23 p.m.

      Gloomy tales https://beeg.x.fc2.com/ femjoy The U.S. dollar was up 0.3 percent on the dayagainst a basket of currencies ahead of U.S. retail sales at1230 GMT. The data will provide a timely take on the country'seconomy ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's two-dayappearance in Congress from Wednesday.

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 1:26 a.m.

      It's a bad line http://tubearchive.online/porn300.html trannytube * The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took no action on anappeal by the government of Argentina in a closely watchedsovereign debt case. The high court added eight new cases to itsdocket Tuesday but made no mention of Argentina's appeal. Thecourt could indicate as soon as next Monday what it plans to dowith the case. ()

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 1:26 a.m.

      I've got a very weak signal http://porntubereview.online/alohatube.html nudevista An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks (bottom) in Fukushima, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2013.

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 1:26 a.m.

      Looking for a job http://xnxxlist.online/livejasmin.html thumbzilla “Our share is up significantly, and importantly our share is growing in important trend markets like California,” Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, said on Bloomberg Television. “The vehicle has a personality.”

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 1:26 a.m.

      Where are you from? http://xvideosrating.online/alohatube.html tubegalore McCormick’s sister, however, described him in a much different light, saying he was more of a “mama’s boy” than a suspected murderer. “The way they’re portraying Eric is a lie,” said Kim McCormick, 47. “He’s a good man who provides for his daughter and her daughter,” she added. “He calls our mother five, six times a day. He’s a mama’s boy.”

    • Says:
      May 29, 2021. 1:26 a.m.

      I'd like to apply for this job http://tuberating.online/al4a.html petardas Leighton dropped 6 per cent to A$16.24 in Sydney as profit missed analyst estimates amid a slump in mining industry demand. Computershare Ltd. sank 6.3 per cent to A$9.75 in Sydney, the most in three years, after the share-registry firm reported profit fell.

    • Says:
      May 28, 2021. 6:54 p.m.

      I don't like pubs http://tubearchive.online cliphunter Do girls and boys celebrate differently though? Is there the post-A-Levels equivalent of stag and hens&rsquo; nights, where the sexes must be separated in some sort of &ldquo;off-to-university&rdquo; ritual? Not according to Samantha Ladds and Sarah Pummell, from Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough, who are both expecting top results on Thursday. Sam needs AAB to get onto her English and History course at Birmingham University (she&rsquo;s predicted AAA) and Sarah needs ABB to get into UEA in Norwich (she&rsquo;s predicted AAB).

    • Says:
      May 28, 2021. 6:54 p.m.

      Where do you live? http://porntubereview.online txxx They were taken to and from the hospital in pre-booked taxis, one of whose drivers was Traci Mitchell, 49, from the Isle of Dogs. She congratulated them, saying afterwards: &ldquo;They said thank you very much. Very down to earth people, they seemed. She was kind of bewildered by it all.&rdquo;

    • Says:
      May 28, 2021. 6:54 p.m.

      Do you need a work permit? http://tuberating.online beeg At the same time, the government has been tightening accessto corporate records. Last summer, it began restricting theavailability of corporate filings to China's main businessregistry, the Administration of Industry and Commerce. Theserestrictions are still in force, investigators say.

    • Says:
      May 28, 2021. 6:54 p.m.

      Another year http://porntubereview.online elephanttube &#8220;In FutureVolc we have many researchers that have been working in Iceland and now is a time to combine all their expertise to provide more and better information of the status of the volcano. And then when we have an eruption, about the progress of the eruption and how much volcanic ashes is coming out of the volcano, because that is so important for aviation, to understand how they can fly safely,&#8221; said Sigmundsson.

    • Says:
      May 28, 2021. 6:54 p.m.

      I'd like to send this letter by http://xnxxlist.online xvedio In June, Iran&#039;s electorate overwhelmingly endorsed his promise of engagement and moderation. But Iran&#039;s presidency gives Mr Rouhani very little formal power with which to fulfil his promise.

    • Says:
      May 25, 2021. 6:47 p.m.

      https://www.drugonsale.com/ cheap medication

    • Says:
      May 25, 2021. 6:22 p.m.

      http://xnxx.in.net/ xnxx

    • Says:
      May 12, 2021. 4:18 p.m.

      Ir1UP6 <a href="http://tbbddoqrhjtk.com/">tbbddoqrhjtk</a>, [url=http://dvbynncwbcjj.com/]dvbynncwbcjj[/url], [link=http://tpvlkxclklgm.com/]tpvlkxclklgm[/link], http://xtwqoxkemoci.com/

    • Says:
      April 23, 2021. 9:53 a.m.

      ltjeGv <a href="http://aovieyldkxzt.com/">aovieyldkxzt</a>, [url=http://viflswfywhah.com/]viflswfywhah[/url], [link=http://bysddkeeflpo.com/]bysddkeeflpo[/link], http://agdrmerlqplo.com/

    • Says:
      April 03, 2021. 4:46 p.m.

      Looking for work https://kchatinh.vn/?s=https://www.hab.cl/buy-aciphex-baikal-pharmacycom-rtlx buy aciphex baikal pharmacycom To get to the bottom the these long jumps, Thomas and colleagues had to first observe a certain number of bullfrogs doing what they do best: jumping. They made their way to the County Fair in Angels Camp, California to observe and record “professional” frogs and “rental” frogs. The professional hoppers, of course, were taking part in the competition while the rentals were merely borrowed as a control group. When the pro frogs weren’t competing, Thomas set out grids to accurately measure just how far the frogs would jump. While the research team was able to coerce the rentals into hopping across the grid, the pro frog jockeys insisted on cheering their frogs across. These “jockeys” were intent on working alone and would not allow the researchers to interfere. After recording some 3,124 bullfrog jumps, Thomas and crew retired to the lab to digitize and analyze the leaps.

    • Says:
      April 03, 2021. 4:46 p.m.

      this is be cool 8) https://marketingnewauthors.biz/?s=https://www.hab.cl/buy-aciphex-baikal-pharmacycom-rtlx buy aciphex baikal pharmacy com On this week's Daily News Fifth Yankees Podcast, Mark Feinsand sits down with new Yankees infielder Mark Reynolds to discuss his first week with the Bombers, what went wrong in Cleveland and what he thinks of the Orioles after being a key part of their resurgence last season.

    • Says:
      April 03, 2021. 4:46 p.m.

      What's the current interest rate for personal loans? http://victoriaacademy.education/?s=https://www.hab.cl/buy-aciphex-baikal-pharmacycom-rtlx buy aciphex baikal pharmacycom True, magnetic field lines are invisible, but they naturally force charged particles to course along their length. Space telescopes, in turn, can see that material appearing as bright lines looping and arcing through the Sun's atmosphere, allowing scientists to map out their presence.

    • Says:
      April 03, 2021. 4:46 p.m.

      Your cash is being counted https://sustainablesanmateo.org/?s=https://www.hab.cl/buy-aciphex-baikal-pharmacycom-rtlx buy aciphex baikal-pharmacy com In fact, Dave was so content that he&rsquo;d barely minded having to slum it with the plebs on EasyJet, en route to the Algarve. Even as he was jostled by his fellow travellers, stray luggage banging painfully into his shins, he&rsquo;d been musing on how Theresa and William would cope as joint fort-holders, with him and Nick away. He gave it three days before she tried summoning a Cobra meeting, just to give herself something to do.

    • Says:
      April 03, 2021. 4:46 p.m.

      I don't like pubs https://enfance-et-partage.org/?s=https://www.hab.cl/buy-aciphex-baikal-pharmacycom-rtlx buy aciphex baikal pharmacycom "I am sure you will agree with me that it is vital that young women and girls in this country feel motivated both to take part in and to watch coverage of sport, and to know that they are included in the enjoyment of sport, and catered for by the media just as much as the male audience."

LEAVE A COMMENT

Your email address will not be published.