Despite the fact that the Mexican fans were one of the most numerous during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with close to 80,000 fans who came to the Middle Eastern country to see El Tri, they were left out of the nomination for the awards ceremony. The Best.
The Best Awards: All the nominees, how fans can vote and when the winners will be announced
On February 27, the awards will be given to the best of 2022. Lionel Messi, Lionel Scaloni, Dibu Martínez and the Argentine fans are among the candidates
And it is that FIFA nominated Argentina, Japan and Abdullah Al Salmi from Saudi Arabia in the category of Best Fans of 2022.
Mexican fans gave people something to talk about throughout the World Cup due to their influx and party atmosphere, but this was not enough to attract the attention of FIFA, which put aside the color they put on the stories of the nominees.
“The FIFA Fan Award recognizes that fans around the world are the heart of football. FIFA introduced this distinction in 2016 to honor an exceptional moment or moving gesture by a fan or group of fans; regardless of their league, sex or nationality”
The first nominee was Abdullah Al Salmi, who spent 55 days walking in the desert and walked a distance of 1,600 kilometers from Jeddah to Doha, where the Arab team was eliminated in the group stage.
The Best Awards: the Argentine fans at the World Cup in Qatar were nominated for the “fan of the year” award
The gala organized by FIFA also gives recognition to the fans who accompany the teams
The Argentine fans, world champions, were nominated due to the support they gave their team. “Albiceleste fans came to Doha in large numbers from the start of the championship to support Lionel Messi in his latest attempt to win the only trophy that had remained elusive until then.”
The last nominees are the Japanese fans, who again gave something to talk about due to their customs. “The fans of the Blue Samurai already have a deep-rooted tradition of cleaning all the places where they are; and that includes the interior of each stadium where their national team plays, with an army of Japanese supporters who remain in the stands after the games to remove all the rubbish”.
On an individual level, the candidates for The Best 2022 for the best player in the world are Julián Álvarez (Argentina), Jude Bellingham (England), Karim Benzema (France), Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium), Erling Haaland (Norway), Achraf Hakimi (Morocco ), Robert Lewandowki (Poland), Sadio Mané (Ghana), Kylian Mbappé (France), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Luka Modric (Croatia), Neymar (Brazil), Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Vinicius Junior (Brazil).
Liga MX wants to extend the Fan ID to Liga MX Femenil and Liga de Expansión
It will be at the end of Clausura 2023 when the high command of the FMF and the Mexican League will evaluate the addition of this digital record for all official tournaments.
Voting began this Thursday and the ceremony will be on February 27. The elections will be divided into four parts: 25% of the journalists; 25%, captains of the world teams; 25% the selectors; and the remaining 25% of the fans.
The categories that will be awarded FIFA will be the following:
FIFA best player
FIFA Best Player
FIFA Best Coach
FIFA Best Coach
best goalkeeper in fifa
Best FIFA goalkeeper
FIFA FIFPRO World 11 Women
FIFA FIFPRO World 11 men
FIFA Fair Play Award
FIFA Puskás Award (for the best goal of the year)
FIFA Fan Award