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Real Madrid displeased with FIFA over snubbing their players for awards

Real Madrid are unhappy after FIFA snubbed their stars at yesterday’s awards, reports Diario AS.

Los Blancos won the Champions League, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last year.

However, none of their players won any individual awards at last night’s event in Paris.

Madrid felt Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior should have been better rewarded for their brilliant performances.

The French striker won the Ballon d’Or last October but finished third behind Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe at the Best FIFA Awards.

Vinicius finished outside the top ten despite his key contributions to Madrid’s success last year.

The Brazilian was also excluded from FIFA FIFPRO World XI. However, Benzema, Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois made the star-studded line-up.

Mbappe, Messi and Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland completed the attacking options on the roster.

Argentina World Cup-winning goalkeeper pipped Courtois to the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award.

The decision also left Madrid baffled as they believe the World Cup should not have been enough to determine the winners.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti also lost the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award to his Argentine counterpart Lionel Scaloni.

Madrid stars were not present at the awards as they are preparing for Thursday’s El Clasico against Barcelona.

They are aiming to win the Copa del Rey, and victory in the first leg will come in handy.

Madrid are seven points behind Barca in La Liga but are optimistic about their chances of retaining the title.

They are virtually guaranteed a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals after securing a 5-2 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

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