Why did Salah lose the FIFA award? And how he partially outperformed the two giants?

Salah came third in the “The Best” award presented by the International Football Association (FIFA).Viva), behind the Polish Robert Lewandowski And Argentine Lionel Messi, for last year.

But the question raised by many Salah fans around the world, especially Arab fans and Liverpool supporters, is why the “King of Anfield” did not crown the award despite his impressive performance in the last period?

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Mohamed Salah scored 16 goals this season English Premier League And he made 9, to give an amazing performance that made most critics in the English Premier League describe him as the best in the world.

But it seemed that everything Salah achieved this season was not enough to influence the voters in the “The Best” award to choose the best player in the world 2021, in addition to the fact that most of his brilliance this season came outside the time frame of the award..

The Best award is based on selecting the best from October 8, 2020 until August 7, 2021, while the English Premier League started on August 14, which makes everything he did “.pharaohThis season is far from the period on which FIFA chooses the best in the world.

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Salah finished third behind Lewandowski and Messi in World Player of the Year award, due to the loss of voting in all categories of voters, except for the votes of the public and the coaches of the national teams.

In the coaches vote, Salah scored 271 points, compared to 254 points for Messi and 535 for Lewandowski, so that the Egyptian outperformed the Argentine and came behind the Polish..

As for the national team leaders vote, Salah scored only 176 points in third place behind Messi (344 points), and Lewandowski, who scored 555 points..

At the level of points of media representatives in all countries, it happened Salah On 184 points, behind Messi, who has 409 points, and Lewandowski, who has the lion’s share of 589 points.

Salah’s only superiority over Lewandowski was in the public vote, as Al-Masry won 528,245 votes, compared to 353,714 for a star. Bayern MunichMessi topped the list with 708,206 votes.


Arab Observer



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