Eight Dutch footballers have an opportunity to be included within the 2020 world crew. Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong are among the many 55 nominees for the boys and Sari van Veenendaal, Stefanie van der Gragt, Daniëlle van de Donk, Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema.
Van Veenendaal additionally within the 2019 world crew
The checklist has been drawn up by the worldwide gamers’ union FIFPRO and the world soccer affiliation FIFA. All skilled footballers can vote. Subsequent Thursday, the ‘finest’ crew of 2020 shall be offered on the FIFA gala The Greatest, which is being held on-line as a result of corona disaster.
Van Dijk (enjoying at Liverpool), De Ligt (Juventus) and De Jong (FC Barcelona) additionally secured a spot within the 2019 world crew final yr. De Ligt and De Jong had this due to the spectacular Champions League journey on the time. with Ajax, which then progressed to the semi-finals.
By the way, Van Dijk, who has been eradicated for not less than a couple of months resulting from a severe knee damage, can also be within the race for the title of finest footballer of the yr. He has to cope with, amongst others, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.
Van Veenendaal additionally received a spot within the 2019 world crew. The PSV keeper, who came visiting from Atlético Madrid final summer time, was additionally named the very best goalkeeper on the earth final yr. That occurred after a powerful efficiency on the World Cup, the place the Orange ladies reached the ultimate.
Miedema, who has had a powerful yr at Arsenal, has not solely been nominated for the world crew, however can also be one of many eleven candidates for the prize for the very best soccer participant of the yr. She has competitors from Lucy Bronze, Pernille Tougher and Wendie Renard, amongst others.
The FIFA gala was initially scheduled for September, however was then postponed as a result of corona disaster. Different elections, such because the presentation of the Golden Ball by the French journal France Soccer, is not going to happen in any respect in 2020.