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FIFA announces shortlist for Best Player award
Nov 23, 2021
FIFA has released its list of nominees for the Best Player Award.
There were no surprises…with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Mo Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all making the cut.
Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar complete the shortlist.
Public voting is open until December 10th, with the final three contenders to be announced in early January.
Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to remain as England boss until 2024.
He will oversee their campaign at next year’s World Cup, as well as the qualification stages for Euro 2024.
Southgate has been in charge of the Three Lions for the past five years, and led the team to the Euro 2020 final, which was their best performance in nearly half a century.
The ATP is limiting in-game bathroom breaks in tennis to just three minutes starting next season.
It comes amid allegations that some players deliberately take multiple lengthy breaks during a match to interrupt their opponent’s momentum.
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