Messi, Mbappé and Haaland compete for the Best FIFA Player award

ZURICH.- The award for Best male player of the FIFA 2023 will come out of the shortlist made up of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.

The FIFA announced on Thursday the finalists, who are the same three who were in the October vote at Golden Ball that Messi took.

Although the vote at Golden Ball occurred in a period that included the victory in the World Cup 2022 of one Argentina inspired by Messi. In February, the star won his seventh award from the FIFA after winning the title in Taste.

Among women, the finalists for the Best Player 2022 includes world champions Aitana Bonmatí and Jenni Hermoso of Spainas well as Linda Caicedo of Colombia.

The men’s award is motivated by Haaland’s incredible season, who helped the Manchester City to win the hat trick of titles Premier league, FA Cup and Champions League.

Messi and Mbappé won the French league with him Paris Saint-Germain, but they were eliminated in the Champions League in the group stage. The “Flea” later joined the Inter Miami and quickly helped them win the Leagues Cup.

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Bonmatí took the Golden Ball in October, in addition to the prize of the UEFA in August as the best player of Europe last campaign. Likewise, he helped the Barcelona to win the Champions League and the Spanish league.

The player used her acceptance speech in August to support her teammate Hermoso, after the kiss on the lips without her consent by the then president of the Spanish Federation, Luis Rubialesduring the trophy ceremony of the World Cup in Sydney.

Rubiales resigned three weeks later and as part of the consequences, Jorge Vilda He was fired as coach of the women’s team. Vilda was left out of the vote for best coach.

The ceremony will take place on January 15 at London.

Voting is done by captains and coachesas well as selected journalists and fans through a survey that closed in October.