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Maradona is critical of Messi’s absence at FIFA Awards ceremony

Maradona is critical of Messi's absence at FIFA Awards ceremony

Diego Armando Maradona has criticized Lionel Messi who decided not to attend FIFA Awards ceremony in Zurich where the prize for the best player of last year was handled to Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo won because Messi couldn’t come here, but in reality, Ronaldo had little advantage over Leo. Nevertheless, the winner is the person who deserved to win.

I don’t know why Barcelona representatives didn’t come here today where many important prizes were awarded. I think that Messi could compete more intensively with Ronaldo here in Zurich rather than in Barcelona.

The difference between Ronaldo and Griezmann was huge, while Messi could make a competition to Ronaldo if he came here. I am disappointed with him. You cannot compete for anything by sitting at home and watching TV,” the legendary Argentinian said.