Three Argentine’s are nominated for The Best FIFA awards as the Real Madrid trio are set to miss out.
Lionel Messi, Emiliano Martínez and Lionel Scaloni are nominated for three awards and three of their counterparts will not be attending the ceremony.
Messi is nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player along with Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema. According to Marca in Spain, Benzema will not be attending the awards.
Emiliano Martínez is nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award with both Yassine Bounou and Thibaut Courtois. And just like his Real Madrid team mate Karim Benzema, Courtois will not be in attendance.
Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni is a finalist for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, with Pep Guardiola of Manchester City and Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid nominated. And just like his two players, Ancelotti will not be attending.
This has fueled rumors that the Real Madrid players and coach will not be winning awards. Argentina are also nominated for the FIFA Fan award.