NEW FIFA LAW WILL TIGHTEN NOOSE ON MESSI AND RONALDO

NEW FIFA LAW WILL TIGHTEN NOOSE ON MESSI AND RONALDO

World football governing body is reportedly working on new law that will compel its award nominees to attend the event.

This is coming on heel of the snub by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, serial winners at previous events, but already doomed to lose in the September 2018 show.

As for Ronaldo, he was notorious for snubbing award ceremonies he had premonition of not winning.

He missed the UEFA gala earlier last month when it was his former team-mate Luka Modric who earned the prestigious Champions League Player of a Season award. The Portuguese explained his most recent snub by a hectic Serie A schedule.

But now, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino is reportedly working on a legal framework that will ensure stars are made to attend future events.

Messi was scheduled for The Best Awards in London last month but reportedly changed his mind owing to ‘family issues’.  According to Spanish publication, Tribuna, an official of FIFA has even accused both Messi and Ronaldo of ‘discrediting football‘ with their failure to attend the event.

Both players were named in the FIFPro World XI while the Portuguese was also nominated for the most prestigious The Best award.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will now reportedly make both superstars attend the annual awards ceremony to avoid such a scandalous situation.

According to the Spanish sports news publication Diario AS, he is now seeking a legal way to ensure both Messi and Ronaldo will arrive for this event given they are short listed for one of the nominations. Infantino has allegedly already instructed FIFA legal department to work on a potential new law.

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