‘Haaland Was Robbed’ — Football Fans Fault Messi’s Emergence As FIFA Best Player

Reactions have continued to trail Lionel Messi’s emergence as the 2023 FIFA The Best Player of the year award, with some claiming treble winner, Erling Haaland was robbed.

The Inter Miami star pipped Haaland to the award after finishing on the same points with the Manchester City forward.
But he was adjudged the winner because he had more first-place nominations from national team captains.

The award was voted for by national team coaches and captains as well as expert journalists and supporters across the globe.

According to FIFA, the Award recognises most exceptional performer in the men’s game from 19 December 2022 to 20 August 2023.