Lionel Messi Looks Most Casual On The Call During FIFA Best Awards as Footage Goes Viral

Lionel Messi Looks Most Casual On The Call During FIFA Best Awards as Footage Goes Viral

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Lionel Messi has been spotted looking casual on video while on call during the FIFA The Best award night
  • The Argentine and Paris Saint-Germain star was beaten to the award of best player by Robert Lewandowski
  • Robert Lewandowski in 2021 helped Bayern Munich retain the Bundesliga title and scored incredible 69 goals

Stunning footage of Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi looking casual during FIFA Best Awards on Monday night, January 17, has gone viral and fans have been reacting.

At the FIFA The Best Awards night, Lionel Messi had to settle for second position behind Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski who was named as the best player in 2021.

Lionel Messi and other nominees appeared via video call on the night, but fans were stunned with the Argentine's actions while the ceremony was going on.

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Cameras panned to the 34-year-old, decked out in a plain white t-shirt, fiddling with his camera to try and find the best possible angle.

Other players had prepared themselves ready for the call with tripods and proper lighting, but Lionel Messi was unperturbed about such.

According to the report on Sportsbible and video on Twitter, Lionel Messi was also not moved when Robert Lewandowski was announced as the winner.

How many goals did Robert Lewandowski score last year?

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was in impressive form last year netting 69 goals for both his club and the national team which helped him to win the FIFA Best Award.

What about the Ballon d'Or?

Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d'Or award even though many football lovers were of the views that Lewandowski should have won it.

Robert Lewandowski beats Messi, Salah to win Best FIFA Men's player award

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski beat the likes of Lionel Messi and Mohammed Salah to scoop the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.

The 33-year old scooped the award for the second consecutive year after an incredible 2021 that saw him net an impressive 69 goals for club and country.

In the ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, January 17, the Poland international was feted after scoring 52 points, which was far better than Cristiano Ronaldo’s 38 and Lionel Messi’s 35 points.

Man United forward Cristiano was also recognized, but on a different capacity as he was lauded for being the men’s all time international goal scorer.

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