Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cr7, Messi Fight Pleases Blatter

The competition on the pitch between the Argentine Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo makes the FIFA president very happy. "They are two men with different playing styles, different physiques and conflicting personalities. This is great for football", Joseph Blatter said after speaking at a conference in Geneva.

Blatter, who spoke about "the social impact of football", believes that "this battle to decide who the best player in the world is and who the second best is has a lot to do with their styles. Imagine if both of them were like Messi or both were like Ronaldo. It just wouldn't work," he added.

At the end of October, FIFA will announce the names of the 23 players nominated for the 2012 Ballon d'Or before naming the three finalists in Brazil on 29th November. Messi and Ronaldo are the two favourites to win the award next January, if European champions Casillas, Iniesta or Xavi let them.

"It isn't FIFA that chooses the best player and the president has neither the right to veto nor vote. It's something sporting", Blatter said, recalling that it's the national football associations, plus the votes of national coaches and captains that make the decision along with a number of media representatives chosen by France Football.

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