Lionel Messi votes for Ronaldo at Best FIFA Player awards. But did Cristiano return the favour?

first_imgLionel Messi actually had Cristiano Ronaldo’s name in his three-man shortlist for the best FIFA player of the year award before the Barcelona superstar eventually bagged the top prize himself in the men’s category after edging out Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyk in the final three shortlist.The captain, coaches and selected media personnel from every FIFA member votes for the men’s player of the year award. They name three players and while the first choice carries five points, the second choice carries three and the third choice only one point.Messi named Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal) and Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona/Netherlands) as his top three picks.But Ronaldo didn’t return the favour to Messi as the Portugal captain voted for Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus/Netherlands), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona/Netherlands) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain/France).Third finalist Virgil van Dyk chose Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal) as his three picks.Even though Messi voted for Ronaldo, Ronaldo didn’t vote for Messi.If anything, that shows his inferiority complex.The best part? Messi is the best, and he doesn’t constantly repeat he’s the best. Unlike Cristiano, who WANTS to be the best, and tries to say he is. Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 23, 2019Messi, who won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona last season as well as the European golden boot having scored 54 goals in 58 games in all competitions, won the best FIFA player of the year for a record sixth time in his career. He had last won the award in 2015.advertisementMessi’s win at the La Scala Opera house in Milan also marks a return to the dominance of the Argentine and Ronaldo, who between them have won the award all but once since 2007.Messi said it has been a long time without winning an individual prize for him after he bagged the top prize in the men’s category.”It has been a long time without winning an individual prize. It is good to have this award,” quoted Messi as saying.#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019USA co-captain Megan Rapinoe won the women’s top award after helping her country to the World Cup title this year in a tournament considered to be a milestone in the development and expansion of women’s football internationally.Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp was voted men’s coach of the year while USA national team coach Jill Ellis took home the best women’s coach trophy.Also Read | Been a long time without winning an individual prize: Lionel Messi after FIFA player of the year awardAlso Read | Lionel Messi wins best FIFA player of the year award for record 6th timeAlso Read | Silvia Grecco, who was seen narrating game to her blind son, named FIFA’s Best Fanlast_img read more

NDMC schools to have compulsory yoga classes says deputy mayor Yogesh Verma

first_imgDeputy Mayor of North Delhi Yogesh Verma on Wednesday said all NDMC schools will have “compulsory” yoga classes to promote health consciousness among students.Creation of sports academyHe said officials have been directed to create a sports academy in all North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) schools.”In order to encourage health (awareness) and sports activities in all primary schools of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, they would have compulsory yoga classes,” an official statement quoted Verma, who is also the NDMC’s Sports Promotion Committee chairman, as saying.He also issued directions for organising a cricket match between members of the executive and the legislative wings of the NDMC.Such matches would lead to better coordination between the two wings, he said.Read: JU teachers to meet Dhankhar on disbursal of central fundsRead: New National Education Policy will be India-centric: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyallast_img read more