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Messi received the Laureus Sports Man of the Year for the second time.
Argentina football team star and veteran football player Lionel Messi was awarded the Laureus Sports Man of the Year Award. The award was presented to him at a ceremony held in Paris on Monday. And the Argentine team was declared the Laureus World Team of the Year. With this, Messi has become the first player to have received both Sports Man of the Year and Team of the Year at the same time.
Messi and Argentina were given this honor for winning the FIFA World Cup held at the end of last year. In the final of this tournament held in Qatar, Messi scored two important goals for his team in the final. The winner was decided by penalties. Both the teams were tied 3-3 in the stipulated time. Argentina later defeated France on penalties. This was the first World Cup title of Messi’s career.
Messi receives Laureus Sports Man of the Year for the second time
Messi has been awarded the Laureus Sports Man of the Year for the second time. Earlier in the year 2020, she was paired with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
How is the selection done for the Laureus World Sports Awards?
For the Laureus World Sports Awards, players and teams are first nominated by the world media on the basis of their performance. The 71 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy then select the players and teams for the various awards by majority vote. The Laureus World Sports Awards was established in the year 2000. Since then these awards are given every year.