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Messi Edges Ronaldo To Be Crowned Winner Of Goal 50

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The PSG forward edged adversary Cristiano Ronaldo to win the men’s prize for Goal 50, while the Barcelona star Putellas asserted an avalanche triumph in the ladies’ vote

Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas have been delegated champs of the this year’s GOAL50 honours.

Having won his first significant honor at senior worldwide level with Argentina, the Copa America, Messi has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of five GOAL50 wins.

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He pipped his incredible opponent to the best position by only 24 votes, an amazingly miniscule edge of victory.

This year the rankings were decided by a series of head-to-head battles voted on by fans all over the world, who came out in force to support their favourite players.

More than 14 million votes were projected in the men’s part alone, with Messi’s fight with Ronaldo going directly down to the last possible second.

Record-breaking men’s global driving goalscorer Ronaldo drove the democratic going into the last 24 hours, with the surveys shutting down at 1400 UK time on Tuesday, yet Messi guaranteed a 50.1 percent portion of the vote against him.

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Messi’s limited triumph in his no holds barred with third-set Robert Lewandowski (53.3% to 46.7%) additionally proved vital to his general triumph.

Somewhere else, Liverpool’s Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah completed fourth, with Paris Saint-Germain genius Kylian Mbappe rounding off the best five.

With respect to the ladies’ honor, very nearly 10 million votes were projected through the site and GOAL applications and Putellas was the runaway victor.

Like Messi, she had a triumphant record against each of the 49 of her rivals and no one verged on overturning the Barcelona Femeni skipper, who bested the surveys beginning to end.

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Putellas was viably perceived as the best player in the best group of 2021, as underlined by the way that the Blaugrana’s ladies’ group represent the best four spots.

Irene Paredes won each no holds barred, other than her confrontation with partner Putellas, to guarantee second spot only in front of Asisat Oshoala, with Lieke Martens completing fourth.

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World Cup: De Bruyne, Hazard Clash In Dressing Room After Shock Morocco Defeat

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A number of Belgium players were involved in a dressing bust-up after their shock 2-0 defeat to Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.

According to RTL Sport, Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, and captain Eden Hazard clashed after the match.

Tensions were already high after De Bruyne told reporters before the game that the team was “probably too old” to win the trophy.

Those tensions now appear to have reached boiling point, as the three players let their tempers erupt following the loss.

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It is understood that De Bruyne, Hazard and Vertonghen had to be separated by Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku.

The emotionally-charged changing room could prove disastrous ahead of their final group stage fixture against Croatia.

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World Cup: Benzema To Return To France Squad

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Karim Benzema could make a surprising return to the France squad at the 2022 World Cup.

The 34-year-old had initially been ruled out through injury.

Benzema was expected to miss the entire tournament with a thigh problem.

France head coach, Didier Deschamps, opted not to call up a replacement and has continued with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram.

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However, RMC Sport claims that Benzema could still return to the France setup as he returns to full training this week at Real Madrid.

Benzema could be fit enough to take part in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

FIFA rules permit players to return to their squads if they recover from injury if they had initially been named in the tournament squad before being ruled out.

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