الاثنين، 9 يناير، 2017
Legends match sets stage for The Best
© Getty Images An amazing collection of footballing icons were in Zurich on 9 January to participate in festivities surrounding this evening’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™, including a FIFA Legends match on Monday morning. Split into four teams, the Legends – featuring the likes of Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol, Carli Lloyd, and many others – joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino and members of the FIFA Council, who are meeting on the 9th and 10th at the Home of FIFA, for a small-sided round-robin tournament.
There was friendly banter and surprising skills all around, with El Pibe keeping team-mates and competitors alike on their toes. The 1986 FIFA World Cup™ winner mock-scolded Italian goalkeeper Francesco Toldo after allowing a long-range goal from Michel Salgado, and after the match he warned Frenchman David Trezeguet, himself a World Cup winner in 1998, not to expect such mercy next time.
While admitting he liked either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award for T..