Sunday, December 20, 2015

Messi, Suarez Win Big At Club World Cup

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andreas Iniesta were the big winners of individual accolades at the just concluded Club World Cup in Japan. 
Luis Suarez was the biggest winner as the Uruguayan won the award for the best player and the highest goal scorer while Lionel Messi who missed the semi-final victory over Guangzhou Evergrande won the silver ball for the second best player at the tournament.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andreas Iniesta won all the individual accolades available at Club World Cup.
Andreas Iniesta was not left out as the Spaniard won the bronze ball for the third best player at the tournament. The winners were decided by FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG).
The winners in full;
Adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba E-Auto award (highest goal scorer): Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – 5 goals
Adidas Silver Ball: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Adidas Bronze Ball: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
FIFA Fair Play Award winners: Barcelona
 after defeating Argentine club River Plate in a one-sided final.
Meanwhile Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima claimed third place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 after coming from behind to defeat Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande 2 -1 in the third place match.