The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: time & how to watch online
The fifth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards is to be held on Thursday, in a virtual event broadcast from the world governing body's HQ in Zurich.
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: preview
Bayern Munich and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski is the overwhelming favourite to be named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 when the fifth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards takes place on Thursday evening.
Lewandowski, 32, is up against Juventus and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona and Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the running for the accolade, which went to Messi in 2019.
Meanwhile, Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/Lyon and England), Pernille Harder (Chelsea/Wolfsburg and Denmark) and Wendie Renard (Lyon and France) are the three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player.
The other seven prizes to be handed out at The Best FIFA Football Awards, which will be a virtual event broadcast from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, are: Best Men’s Coach, Best Women’s Coach, Best Men’s Goalkeeper, Best Women’s Goalkeeper, the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award.
The 2020 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 will also be revealed.
What time do The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 start?
Hosted by sports journalist Reshmin Choudhury and former AC Milan and Netherlands star Ruud Gullit, The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 are to be held on Thursday 17 December 2020 at 19:00 CET.
UK (GMT): 18:00
US (ET): 13:00
US (PT): 10:00
Find out what time The Best FIFA Football Awards start where you are in the world.
How can I watch The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020?
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: live with AS English
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 with AS English. We’ll begin building up to the gala from shortly ahead of 19:00, before bringing you details of every award as it is announced.
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: full list of nominees
The Best FIFA Women's Player:
• Lucy Bronze (England/Lyon/Manchester City)
• Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg/Chelsea)
• Wendie Renard (France/Lyon)
The Best FIFA Men's Player:
• Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus)
• Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich)
• Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)
The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper:
• Sarah Bouhaddi (France/Lyon)
• Christiane Endler (Chile/Paris Saint-Germain)
• Alyssa Naeher (US/Chicago Red Stars)
The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper:
• Alisson Becker (Brazil/Liverpool)
• Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich)
• Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atlético Madrid)
The Best FIFA Women's Coach:
• Emma Hayes (England/Chelsea)
• Jean-Luc Vasseur (France/Lyon)
• Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Dutch national team)
The Best FIFA Men's Coach:
• Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina/Leeds United)
• Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany/Bayern Munich)
• Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)
FIFA Puskás Award:
• Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Uruguay/Flamengo): Ceará vs Flamengo, 25 August 2019
• Son Heung-min (South Korea/Tottenham): Tottenham vs Burnley, 7 December 2019
• Luis Suárez (Uruguay/Barcelona/Atlético Madrid): Barcelona vs Real Mallorca, 7 December 2019
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