FIFA has announced the shortlist for the ‘The Best’ award, naming players Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappé, and Lionel Messi as the front runners.
The prestigious football ceremony will be held in London on January 15, bestowing the sought-after accolade to the player who has stood out among the three.
Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar, tops the list of contenders. This follows his recent triumph in the World Cup in Qatar, where he also clinified the Ballon d’Or. His candidacy for ‘The Best’ award further cements Messi’s status as a leading figure in world football.
Although direct quotes were not provided in the original news, the player’s acknowledgements are implicit in their nomination for such a prestigious award.