The glitzy awards hosted on the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on Monday honored the world’s prime footballers and coaches.
Actually, Manuel Rosas had voted on behalf of the Central American nation ranked 148th on this planet, with the Nicaraguan federation erroneously submitting Barrera’s identify.
“FENIFUT want to apologize for the misunderstanding that this complete problem generated.”
The 2 representatives of the Egyptian Soccer Affiliation (EFA) nominated their countryman and Liverpool ahead Mohammad Salah.
In a press release despatched to CNN, FIFA stated that the EFA’s voting types weren’t signed by the federation’s basic secretary, which is obligatory.
FIFA stated it had twice contacted the EFA requesting the appropriately signed types however had not acquired a response by August 21.
“Due to this fact, the votes from the EFA couldn’t be counted,” stated FIFA in a press release. The EFA didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for remark.
FIFA additionally stated it had checked the voting paperwork submitted by the Sudanese FA and “all paperwork are signed and confirmed with the official stamp” of the North African federation.
“We verify that we’ve the suitable votes signed by the participant/coach. We’re asking the Sudanese Soccer Federation to inquire on this matter.”
The Sudanese FA has but to reply to CNN’s request for a remark.
The voting process for the awards was supervised and monitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland.
“As per these procedures, FIFA requested all member associations to submit their voting types each electronically and in writing. The written paperwork should even be signed by the accountable individuals of the affiliation in addition to the individuals approved to vote.”
FIFA stated there was little question “in any respect as to the authenticity of the outcome.”
The world governing physique added: “Ought to there have been any case of wrong-doing, and even when this didn’t have an effect on the results of the vote, FIFA will examine and apply sanctions the place vital.”
Lionel Messi received the world’s greatest participant award, with Megan Rapinoe named the perfect girls’s participant. Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp received the perfect supervisor award, whereas Jill Ellis picked up the gong for the perfect girls’s after guiding the USA to a fourth World Cup in July.