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FIFA 15: Team of the Week 11

EA Sports has released Fifa 15 Coins the list of players who made it to the FIFA 15 Team of the Week 11. Every week, the FIFA Ultimate Team rates the players from around the world on the basis of their club or national team performances and you can challenge this group of players in FUT.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi leads the pack this week after breaking two records in the space of four days. He first became the all time leading goalscorer in the Spanish league courtesy of a hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday and then on Tuesday he went on to score another hat-trick which took him past Raul to become the leading goal scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League, all at the age of just 27.

Messi steals show at FIFA awards

Messi steals show at FIFA awards

It was academic the fact that Lionel Messi was going to be the FIFA World Player of the Year. If the Ballon D’Or was any indication (and it usually is) then Messi was going to win this award by a landslide and a landslide it certainly was as Messi became the first Argentine and sixth South American to win the prestigious award since its inception back in 1991.

It was the icing on the proverbial cake for Messi in his dream 2009 that saw everything he touched turn to gold and the audience at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland knew this the moment that he stepped onto the stage to receive his crowning achievement.

Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo by a whopping 721 points to win the award for the first time. Messi also became the fifth Blaugrana to win this award after Rom (1994), Ronaldo (1996), Rivaldo (1999), and Ronaldinho (2005, 2006).

What was most amazing about this was that he did not receive a single from from Brazil and England coach Fabio Capello was the only person that voted for him in all of the British Isles. Three Lions captain John Terry voted for Drogba as well as Brazilian counterpart Lucio. Scratch head coach Dunga gave the nod to Liverpool forward Fernando Torres. Meanwhile

Despite being excited about winning the top individual award, Messi’s hunger is still there. He was already aiming to win the World Cup with Argentina regardless of the criticisms he received from fans of the Albiceleste. Messi lashed back at those critics that considered that he was not Argentine. “

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona)Kak (AC Milan Real Madrid)Andr Iniesta (Barcelona)I am not the king of the world. I am not number one. I don’t believe in those things. I am the same one asa before. I just happen to be on a great team. I don’t feel like I am the best. Barca are the best. Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo did win the Puskas Goal of the Year. His 35 meter rocket shot at the Estadio Do Drag against Porto in the quarterfinals of the Champins League beat out Grafite’s heel kick and The Iniestazo at Stamford Bridge.

FIFA World Cup win will be a dream come true

FIFA World Cup win will be a dream come true

Lionel Messi’s twin strikes helped Argentina thrash Paraguay and earn a FIFA World Cup berth. The striker will now need a lot more of these trademark shots if he wants to realize his dream of winning the 2014 World Cup for his side.

A title winning performance from Argentina is long over due with their last triumph coming in 1986, a year before Messi was even born! Now, at the helm of the national team, the 26 year old wants to reclaim the title, trophy and the glory. “I dream of winning the World Cup. We all do in Argentina. But there is still a long way to go,” he was quoted as saying after Tuesday’s match.

With reports of Barcelona asking Argentina Football Association to not play him in the remaining two qualifiers doing the rounds, Messi said that his heart still wants to play for the national side. “I don’t know anything about that. I always want to play for Argentina.”

Messi has played two World Cup tournaments. In 2006, he became Argentina’s youngest ever to feature in the tournament and while his performances have been raved about, Messi has just one goal against Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 to his name from the two editions.

Come 2014, Messi will be looking to re write history books and change his personal record as well when he fights to take his team quarterfinalists from the last FIFA World Cup all the way.