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Messi named South American Player of the Year 2022

Argentina’s Lionel Messi named South American Player of the Year 2022

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has named the best players in South America in 2022. This was reported on the website of the organization.

PSG’s Argentine striker Lionel Messi has been named the best player in the southern continent. Aston Villa’s Argentinean Emiliano Martinez was named the best goalkeeper. Brazil’s Neymar from PSG and Argentinean Julián Alvarez (River Plate/Manchester City) are on the list of top strikers.

Among the defenders, IFFHS singled out the Argentines Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica) and Christian Romero (Tottenham), as well as the Brazilian Thiago Silva (Chelsea). Argentines Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid) and Enzo Fernandez (River Plate/Benfica), Brazilians Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) and Casemiro (Real Madrid/Manchester United) were named the best midfielders.

In the final of the World Cup in Qatar, the Argentina national team defeated France and won the trophy for the third time in history. The main time of the match ended with the score 2:2. In extra time, the teams scored one more goal. In the penalty shootout, Argentina turned out to be stronger – 4: 2.

Source: Lenta

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