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England Boss Gareth Southgate Leaves Leo Messi Out of His Top Three Best Players

England Boss Gareth Southgate Leaves Leo Messi Out of His Top Three Best Players

England manager Gareth Southgate is taking a lot of stick on social media today after he failed to include Leo Messi in his top three players at FIFA’s The Best awards last night.

Football’s governing body held a glitzy bash in London last night, where it handed out prizes for some of the game’s top performers over the last 12 months – including the world’s best player.

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International captains and managers from every recognised FIFA country put forward their top-three players with Cristiano Ronaldo coming out on top and Leo Messi coming second.

Many people voted for the Barcelona legend to win outright but, remarkably, Gareth Southgate didn’t include the Argentine at all, opting instead to plump for Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mates Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

As you can probably imagine, his choices didn’t go down too well when they were eventually filtered out to social media:

Can you understand why he wouldn’t pick Messi?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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