She is not happy. Karim Benzema was not considered in FIFA’s eleven of the year and his representative did not like the decision. Karim Djaziri is the Real Madrid striker’s agent, the same one who made his annoyance at FIFPro known through his Twitter account.
“Not putting Benzema in the eleven of the year is disrespectful to football, but we know that football is the least of FIFA’s concerns, and it has been for a long time!” The French attacker’s agent said on social media.
It should be noted that the vote for the best eleven in FIFA is the sum of the votes of the soccer players, not of the selectors or the press. In addition, they had five weeks to vote for the line-up and more than 25 thousand footballers voted.
What is surprising is not only in the absence of Benzema, but also in that of Mohamed Salah, who was one of the three nominees for The Best.
Although Karim was not part of the ideal team, he was considered among the best players of the season, since he finished with a rating of 30 points in fourth position. The first place was occupied by Lewandowski, the second Messi and the third Salah.
Some team captains decided to vote for Benzema first, rather than Messi or Lewandowski: Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, DR Congo, Bhutan, Malawi, Morocco, Niger, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks Islands , Caicos, Vietnam and Cyprus. In addition, from colleagues from Belgium, Croatia, France and Norway.
While coaches from different countries also considered that the Frenchman was the best of the season, one of them being Ricardo Gareca. Algeria, Bahamas, Comoros, France, Gibraltar, Guinea, Haiti, India, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Peru, Tahiti, United Arab Emirates, Armenia, Bahrain and Benin were the countries that supported Karim Benzema with five points.