FIFA has announced that the voting mechanism for a number of the top categories, including the best player, will take place from November 22 to December 10, 2021.
FIFA Football Awards media, in an official statement last week, said the awards ceremony will be held virtually from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland on January 17, 2022.
Some of the categories that will be selected are the best female player, the best male player, the best female coach, the best male coach, the best female goalkeeper, the best male goalkeeper, the best female team, the best male team. , the Puskas Prize and the Fan Prize.
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The award is given to the best in each category, regardless of championship or nationality, for their respective achievements during the 2020/2021 season, which also includes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The recipients of the trophies for top male and female soccer players and coaches will be determined through a joint voting process involving the captains and head coaches of all the world’s national teams, online fan voting and submissions from a core group of over 300 media representatives. . according to the attribution rules.
Meanwhile, in the award rules, it is stated that rewards are awarded to each category regardless of the championship or nationality achieved during the period from October 8, 2020 to August 7, 2021 for the best male player, the best male coach and the best male goalkeeper.
And from October 8, 2020 to August 6, 2021 for the female player of the year, the best female coach and the best female goaltender.
Rewards are awarded based on on-field performance and general behavior on and off the field for players, and based on on-field performance and general behavior on and off the field for team coaches. .
The winner will be selected by an international jury composed of all the coaches of the men’s national team (one per team), the current captain of all the men’s national teams (one per team), a specialist journalist from each region and supporters around the world. world registered with FIFA.com.
Each member of the jury will be invited to nominate, in descending order, the three players, three coaches and three goalkeepers that they deem most deserving from a list drawn up by a panel of football experts representing FIFA and external actors. soccer. . (Ant / OL-1)