Not even one of FC Barcelona player traveled to Zurich for the gala of FIFA ‘The Best’ that will take place on Monday. The club published on it’s official website informing fans and supporters that no player will fly for the event because they prioritized on the preparation of the Copa del Rey game against Athletic Bilbao.
Mundo Deportivo has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo will win the FIFA’s Best player of the year 2016. The Portuguese will be awarded Best player ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann respectively.
Today, World football governing body FIFA have come out with their list of players vying for the title of The Best FIFA men’s player 2016. While four FC Barcelona players made up the 23 man list, five players from Real Madrid was also included in the list.
The Ballon d’Or gala event that took place in Kongresshuse, Zurich on Monday saw FC Barcelona’s head coach being named FIFA Coach of the Year 2015 although he wasn’t present to pick the trophy. His competitors of the award was Pep Josep Guardiola (Bayer Munich) and Jorge Sampaoli (Chile).
Apart from the prestige, fame and honor attached to lifting the Club World Cup trophy, the victory of the tournament will add a great deal to champions of the competition. It is said that the monetary value for the victory of the tournament is a whooping 4.5 million euro.