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Latin American footballers on FIFA The Best 2020 list

2020-11-26T07:47:47.548Z

FIFA reported this Wednesday the final list of candidates for The Best award and there are several Latin Americans included.



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FIFA reported on Wednesday the final list of candidates for The Best award.

The award will be given by popular vote and the winners will be awarded on December 17, FIFA said in a statement.

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In the list of candidates for best player, the quota for South America is given by the Brazilian Neymar, from Paris Saint-Germain, and the Argentine Lionel Messi, from FC Barcelona.

Europe lists 6 players:

  • Thiago Alcântara, Spain, FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal / Juventus FC

  • Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium / Manchester City FC

  • Robert Lewandowski, Poland / FC Bayern München

  • Kylian Mbappé, France / Paris Saint-Germain

  • Sergio Ramos Spain / Real Madrid CF

  • Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands / Liverpool FC

Africa will be represented with Liverpool FC's forward duo, Sadio Mané from Senegal and Mohamed Salah from Egypt.

The category for best goalkeeper will have two representatives from Latin America: Brazilian Alisson Becker from Liverpool FC and Costa Rican Keylor Navas from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Europe, in this category, dominates with 4 candidates:

  • Thibaut Courtois, Belgium / Real Madrid CF

  • Manuel Neuer, Germany / FC Bayern München

  • Jan Oblak, Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid

  • Marc-André ter Stegen, Germany / FC Barcelona

In the 2020 best manager category, the list includes only one Latin American, Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United FC in the English Premier League.

The list is completed by Hans-Dieter Flick of German nationality and coach of FC Bayern München.

His compatriot Jürgen Klopp, coach of Liverpool FC of England, winner of the 2019/2020 Premier League.

Julen Lopetegui from Spain, coach of Sevilla FC, and Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, coach of Real Madrid CF.

In women's football, in the category of best player, the list was as follows:

  • Lucy Bronze, England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC

  • Delphine Cascarino, France / Olympique Lyonnais

  • Caroline Graham Hansen, Norway / FC Barcelona

  • Pernille Harder, Denmark / VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea FC Women

  • Jennifer Hermoso, Spain / FC Barcelona

  • Ji So-yun, Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women

  • Sam Kerr, Australia / Chelsea FC Women

  • Saki Kumagai, Japan / Olympique Lyonnais

  • Dzsenifer Marozsán, Germany / Olympique Lyonnais

  • Vivianne Miedema, Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)

  • Wendie Renard, France / Olympique Lyonnais

In the category of best goalkeeper, the list includes the Chilean Christiane Endler of Paris Saint-Germain and the American Alyssa Naeher, of the Chicago Red Starts.

The list is completed by:

  • Ann-Katrin Berger, Germany / Chelsea FC Women

  • Sarah Bouhaddi, France / Olympique Lyonnais

  • Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden / VfL Wolfsburg / Atlético de Madrid Women

  • Ellie Roebuck, England / Manchester City WFC

For the award for best female soccer coach, the list includes:

  • Lluís Cortés, Spain / FC Barcelona

  • Rita Guarino, Italy / Juventus Women

  • Emma Hayes, England / Chelsea FC Women

  • Stephan Lerch, Germany / VfL Wolfsburg

  • Hege Riise, Norway / LSK Kvinner

  • Jean-Luc Vasseur, France / Olympique Lyonnais

  • Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands / Netherlands National Team

Source: cnnespanol

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