When the announcement came that Lionel Messi is the World Player of the Year, most people in
South Asia were asleep and they will perhaps know tomorrow in TV news. In South Asia, there are many die hard supporters of national football team and there are also many supporters of Barcelona FC. So, they will be very happy to know that it was Messi who is now the best player in the world. The Argentine supporters will be even happier to see that there was no Brazilian footballer in the top 3 positions. Argentina
He beat off competition from last year's winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Kaka and Andres Iniesta.
In a vote by captains and head coaches of the men's and women's national teams, Messi won 1,073 votes, Ronaldo 352, Xavi 196, Kaka 190 and Iniesta 134.
Messi becomes the first Argentine to win the award, which was inaugurated in 1991, and it completes a stunning year for the brilliant winger.
Thus, it is a sad news for Brazilian supporters. Tomorrow, football fans in South Asian cities like
Dhaka and Kolkata will surely argue with this win of Messi.