Excluding the most expensive and best football players from the world team… Have the referendums lost their credibility?

When the ideal squad of football players (world team) for 2021 is devoid of the most expensive player in the world for several years, which is the French star Kylian Mbappe, the top scorer of Paris Saint-Germain, and the third best player in the world officially – and the best according to some – the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the top scorer for Liverpool , they should not go unnoticed without denunciation.

The ideal squad for 2021 was chosen based on a referendum for the two international football associations “FIFA” and professional players “FIFAPRO”.

It was remarkable the absence of Mbappe and Salah from the squad, which was accused of being dyed with passion and lack of objectivity in some choices, as it was dyed with the history of some players and not their reality like Cristiano Ronaldo, who did not appear in 2021 at the level that makes him worthy of being in the ideal squad.

It is strange that the perfect squad was announced last Monday during the FIFA ceremony, which was held virtually at the headquarters of FIFA in the Swiss city of Zurich, a ceremony in which the Polish star Robert Lewandowski won the “best” award presented by the International Federation of the game, which is awarded to the best player in the world in 2021.

And he won second place after Lewandowski, the Argentine star Lionel Messi, followed by Mohamed Salah, who reached with him the final list of nominees for the prestigious award.

Salah’s qualification for the final list of the three candidates was not a coincidence, but came after his remarkable brilliance this season with his Liverpool team, for the second time in 4 years, where he also came third in 2018.

Salah is completely unique in the Premier League’s top scorer with 16 goals, a full 6 goals behind his runner-up and teammate in Liverpool, Diego Jota.

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, a former Liverpool player, and the current Russian Zenit Saint Petersburg, mocked Salah’s exclusion from the squad for the year.

Lovren said in a tweet to him on Twitter, “Mohamed Salah has no place in the Fifabro squad again! Whoever has knowledge of football knows that he deserves to be in the squad. What does Salah need to be in the best squad? Perhaps a European passport.”

Mbappe is the most expensive in the world

As for Mbappe, 23, who won the 2018 World Cup in Russia while he was still a young man, his exclusion from the ideal squad was a great surprise, and not far from his leadership with Karim Benzema for the France team to win the 2021 European Nations League title at the expense of Spain, where they scored the two winning goals. 2-1.

Mbappe has been considered the most expensive player in the world since 2018, according to the German “Transfermarkt” website, which specializes in the football economy and the market values ​​of players.

The ideal squad announced by FIFA was as follows:

  • Goalkeeper: Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan / Paris Saint-Germain).*
  • Defense: Austrian David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid), Italian Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) and Portuguese Ruben Diaz (Manchester City).
  • Midfield: Belgian Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Italian Jorginho (Chelsea), French N’Golo Kante (Chelsea).
  • Forwards: Norwegian Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Poland’s Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Argentina’s Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Manchester United).

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