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: Virgil calls for world football election Messi and RonaldoGala: Virgil calls for world football election Messi and Ronaldo


Virgil van Dijk already has the title of European Footballer of the Year, and now he can win the World Footballer's Choice. Favorite woman is Megan Rapinoe. Also two Germans are in the final selection.

Jürgen Klopp and Marc-André ter Stegen are among the nominees at the Fifa World Football Gala. Liverpool coach Klopp, like his Premier League colleagues Pep Guardiola of Manchester City and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur in the category "Best coach" was appointed to the final round. After the Champions League victory with the Reds Klopp is considered a favorite at the Freestyle on September 23 in the Milan Scala.

ter webs against two Brazilians

Goalkeeper ter Stegen is among the top three in the category best goalkeeper. His opponents are two Brazilians in Alisson Becker of Liverpool FC and Ederson of Manchester City. Becker was voted last week by Uefa the best goalkeeper of the past Champions League season.

In the most important category, the World Footballer 2019 election, as in the men's Uefa election, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil will face a three-way fight. The award, which has been awarded since 2011 as the "Uefa Best Player in Europe Award", was won by the Dutchman last week.

Rapinoe favorite for women

The 28-year-old could now be the only second defender after Fabio Cannavaro 2006 World Player. The only German title holder was Lothar Matthäus at the premiere in 1991. Last year, the Croat Luka Modric had triumphed and thus ended the ten-year series of Messi and Ronaldo.

The women's World Champion Megan Rapinoe, her US teammate Alex Morgan and the Englishwoman Lucy Bronze are nominated. Rapinoe, who scored six goals in five games at the tournament in France, is considered the favorite for the title. Already at the World Cup she had been awarded as the best goal scorer and best player.

The captains and coaches of all national teams in FIFA, the fans worldwide and more than 200 media representatives were entitled to vote.

Source: spiegel

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