BSP-14 FIFA postpone The Best awards ceremony scheduled for Milan in September

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FIFA postpone The Best awards ceremony scheduled for Milan in September

LAUSANNE, May 15, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony,
scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed as a
result of the coronavirus crisis, world football’s governing body
confirmed on Friday.

It is unclear if or when the ceremony will be rearranged, with a
FIFA spokesperson saying that “the consequences and different
alternatives are being considered”.

Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe won the best male and female prizes
last year. The duo also took the honours at the 2019 Ballon d’Or.

Milan and the Lombardy region have been the epicentre of Italy’s
coronavirus outbreak, one of the worst in Europe in terms of deaths
and infections.

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