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Best FIFA Awards will be held virtually in January

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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 will be streamed live from Zurich on January 17 of the next year. The Best FIFA Awards ceremony is to be held as a virtual event in Zurich in January and will be broadcast live from the governing body’s headquarters

Since 2017, FIFA’s alternative to the Ballon d’Or has been held every year, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning the inaugural award for Best Men’s Player. Bayern Munich star football player Robert Lewandowski won the honour for the 2020 awards, and he’ll be hoping that his record-breaking efforts in the Bundesliga last season will be enough to keep him there.

Mohamed Salah from Liverpool is expected to be a strong contender, as are France’s Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema. Salah finished third in 2018 and has had a fantastic start to 2021-22. Of course, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi must be considered.

The Best Men’s Goalkeeper and Best Men’s Coach honours, as well as the women’s equivalents of all three accolades, are all up for grabs. In addition, the FIFPRO Men’s and Women’s XIs will be announced. FIFA has decided to organize the event digitally rather than in person because coronavirus cases are continuing on the rise in Europe

A FIFA statement read: “The Best incorporates the views of the four pillars of the footballing world. The recipients of the trophies for the top players and coaches in both women’s and men’s football will be determined through a combined voting process involving the captains and head coaches of all national teams around the world, an online ballot of fans and submissions from a select group of more than 300 media representatives.”

Voting will commence on November 22 and close on December 10.