Yearender 2021: from Ronaldo’s records to Messi’s seventh Ballon d’Or, here are the most important news in the world of football this year

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus FC and Lionel Messi of Barcelona fight for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group G stage match

Reflexes

  • The year 2021 turned out to be the best for Lionel Messi
  • Ronaldo, Messi and Ramos leave the old club
  • Italy won the Euro after 52 years

The year 2021 turned out to be a very good one for football lovers and players who were hit by Corona last year. Once again the spectators returned to the football stadium. Also, there were many occasions when soccer fans jumped for joy. On this occasion many postponed tournaments were organized in the year 2020. Where many new records were made this year. At the same time, many such incidents came to light that shocked football fans. The long-standing rivalry of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also continued this year. At the same time, they both made their fans happy and at times very disappointed. The best players in the world like Ronaldo, Messi and Ramos left their old club this year. At the same time, the Italian team, which missed qualifying for the World Cup in 2018, gave an adequate response to their criticism by winning the European Championship.

Let’s know the 10 most important news of this year in the world of football:

1. Simone Kier cleverly saved Christian Eriksson’s life

On June 12, during the game against Finland, Danish player Kristian Eriksson suddenly fainted on the pitch due to a heart attack. The referee immediately stopped the game when Ericsson fell to the ground just before half-time and signaled for the medics to get down on the ground. However, before the medics arrived, team captain Simone Kier rushed over to Ericsson and made sure not to swallow her tongue. They gave him CPR in the field. Soccer fans around the world were surprised to see Ericsson’s status. However, Ericsson later underwent surgery and was released from the hospital.

2. Lionel Messi wins the 7th Ballon d’Or
Superstar footballer Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time, a record. He won the 2021 award by beating Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo from Poland. Messi had previously won the Ballon d’Or award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. However, many questions arose about his victory this time around. Fans and many people in the football world also expressed their displeasure when Robert Lewandowski did not receive this award. Levandowski himself also expressed his anger at not receiving the award.

3. Argentina’s wait for the Copa América title is over
On July 11, 2021, Argentina defeated archrival Brazil 1-0 to capture the Copa América title after 28 years. For Argentina, Ángel Di María scored the only goal of the match with a pass from Rodrigo in the 22nd minute of the match. With this victory the wait for Lionel Messi to win the International Trophy came to an end. This was the fifteenth overall title of the Copa América in Argentina. With this, Messi’s team equaled Uruguay’s 15th record title.

4. Italy won the Eurocup title after 52 years.
On July 11, 2021, Italy won the Euro 2020 title by defeating host England in a very exciting match. Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties in the final at the historic Wembley Ground in London. In the second minute of the game, Luke Shaw scored a goal to give England a 1-0 lead. Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci scored in the 67th minute to tie the score at 1-1. The score was tied 1-1 until the end. After which both teams were unable to score even in the 30 minute overtime. England’s Marcus Rashford, Jaden Sancho and Bukayo Saka failed to score on the penalty shoot-out. With this victory, the Italian team had the opportunity to win the European Championship after 52 years. Previously, the team had captured this title in 1968.

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5. Ronaldo broke records and achieved many new records.
Currently one of the best players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo became the top international scorer. He broke the record of former Iranian striker Ali Dei by scoring a goal in the World Cup qualifier against Ireland. Ronaldo broke Ali Dei’s record for most goals with 109 goals. At the same time, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Cagliari in the Italian Serie-A League, leaving behind Brazilian legend Pelé with the most goals scored overall. Ronaldo became the top scorer in professional soccer, breaking Pele’s record of 767 goals. At the same time, Ronaldo also became the player who played the most matches in the history of the Champions League.

6. Ronaldo, Messi and Ramos leave their club
Legendary footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos all left their soccer club this year. Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Juventus and returns to sign for Manchester United. At the same time, Lionel Messi left Barcelona and signed a contract with PSG. While Sergio Ramos also left Real Madrid and joined PSG. Likewise, Sergio Agüero, who left Manchester City this year and signed for Barcelona, ​​said goodbye to football due to heart disease. Agüero, 33, suffered respiratory problems during a match.

7. Ronaldo gave the Coca-Cola Company a huge blow
Cristiano Ronaldo removes two bottles of Coca-Cola from his table before a press conference during the European Championship. As soon as Ronaldo removed the bottle from the table, there was an uproar across the world. The Coca-Cola company reportedly suffered a loss of around $ 30 thousand, that is, Rs 293 billion due to this incident before Portugal’s match against Hungary. It is worth noting that Ronaldo remains very concerned about his health. Advise people to drink more water instead of cold drinks because it is better for health.

8. The uproar over the European Super League
In April there was an earthquake in European football when 12 major European football clubs spoke of participating in the European Super League tournament to be held together. As soon as the topic of this league came to light, the existence of the UEFA Champions League and leagues in other countries was threatened. According to the plan, the best teams in Europe would participate in this league and everyone would play matches against each other. The existence of this small club was threatened. However, after much uproar, 9 of the 12 teams withdrew. While the teams of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus refused to withdraw their names. However, the question of its organization has been postponed for now.

9. Robert Lewandowski made many new records
Bayern Munich star footballer Robert Lewandowski broke two old records this year for Gerd Müller, one of the greatest players in the history of German football. Lewandowski became the Bundesliga’s top scorer in a calendar year. Lewandowski achieved this goal by scoring a match goal against Wolfsberg. He scored a total of 43 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in 2021. Gerd Müller scored 42 Bundesliga goals in 1972. They were. In early May this year, Lewandowski scored his 41st goal, breaking Gerd Müller’s record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season. Lewandowski also equaled Ronaldo’s record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 69th goal overall this year.

10. Questions raised about the UEFA Champions League draw
Controversy broke out over the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw. After the draw carried out earlier, several teams objected, forcing UEFA to draw again. It was the first time in history that UEFA had to reschedule a draw due to a technical failure. However, following the controversy, UEFA said the error was due to a technical failure in external software.

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