FIFA The Best awards ceremony for 2020 has been canceled by the world football governing body
The awards was slated for Milan, Italy, in September but due to health concerns, FIFA have made a decision not to stage the ceremony
Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe won the men and women’s best in 2019, will remain defending champions
FIFA The Best awards for 2020 have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis as Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe will remain reigning champions in the men and women’s categories.
According to Spanish news media outlet Marca, the world football governing body states made the decision in canceling awards ceremony owing to health concerns.
The event was supposed to hold in September, in Milan, Italy, but health conditions have been considered amid the global pandemic.
The social and health conditions have made FIFA cancel this year's edition of 'The Best'. The trophy remains with no winner this year and Messi will continue to be the reigning champion. [marca via besoccer] pic.twitter.com/WKYoH4T0Dt
— barcacentre (from 🏡) (@barcacentre) May 13, 2020
Barcelona’s Messi who won the 2019 edition beating Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Ronaldo still holds the most record for FIFA The Best award wins with two while the other two editions have been won by Luka Modric and Messi.
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Rapinoe won the women’s category while Jurgen Klopp and United States handler Jill Ellis scooped the best men and women’s coaches respectively.
It is understood that other football awards including ‘France Football’ and Ballon d’Or as well as the UEFA Champions League group stage ceremonies will still go as planned.
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