Mbappe’s reaction to seeing that Messi won The Best award and not him
One of the most anticipated moments for any football fan has arrived: The Best awards gala. The Best awards are commemorations and recognitions that FIFA gives out year after year, and it is based on a series of different categories in which professional soccer people vote, not journalists as happens in the Ballon d’Or award. Today, March 27, The Best awards were presented for what happened in 2022.
Despite the fact that there are dozens of interesting and highly prestigious categories, the most important of all, or at least the most popular in the media, is the best player of the year, because it is what any footballer would dream of winning one day. Now, in this edition, there were three nominees, Karim Benzema (who won the last Ballon d’Or), Kylian Mbappe and his teammate at Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi, world champion in Qatar 2022.
The prize, as the predictions anticipated, was taken by Lionel Messi, and as soon as his name was mentioned to receive the prize, the audience fell into applause for the Argentine. One of the most curious moments was when the cameras pointed at Kylian Mbappe, who was sitting next to the Argentine. The reaction of the French striker, who reached the World Cup final against Messi, was not wasted and went viral on social networks, in a matter of seconds. The Frenchman did not make much gesture, however, he had no choice but to applaud and recognize the talent of the Argentine, Mbappe ended up with a hug to Messi.
Kylian Mbappe had more than enough merit to win the most prestigious award of the ceremony, as he scored dozens of goals and also shone in the World Cup in Qatar with France, and despite not having been able to win the final, he scored three goals and scored his penalty in the penalty shootout. Lionel Messi is the fair winner of the award, and this was ruled by the sports experts in the preview, however, on social networks there is full support for Kylian Mbappe’s great season.
The gala is never spared from generating controversy in the prizes it awards, and this year the fans in the social networks are outraged with a specific prize, the best goalkeeper in the world. It turns out that FIFA has given special importance to the World Cup in Qatar, which is why Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez took the prize, when in theory, the predictions pointed out that Thibaut Courtois would win it for his fantastic year in La Liga and in the UEFA Champions League.
What other prize was awarded?
One of the most prestigious awards is that of the best coach in the world, a category in which three coaches were nominated: Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and last and obviously not least, Lionel Scaloni. The latter was the winner of the award, and it was more than evident, from what was said before, the World Cup had a special importance in this gala.
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