FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 6th, 2017
“THE BEST FIFA FOOTBALL AWARDS™” AIRS THIS MONDAY, JAN. 9, AT 5 PM ET ON NBCSN
Event Features FIFA Best Player of the Year Finalists Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Antoine Griezmann
Eva Longoria and Marco Schreyl Host the Event From the TPC studios in Zurich, Switzerland
Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO to Present Spanish Language Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 6, 2017 – NBCSN presents coverage of “The Best FIFA Football Awards™” this Monday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. ET. Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO host Spanish-language coverage of the event Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Eva Longoria and Marco Schreyl from the TPC studios in Zurich, Switzerland, “The Best FIFA Football Awards” feature the latest incarnation of the Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year Award, accolades FIFA has sponsored since 1991 to honor top players and coaches. The 2016 finalists include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann for Best FIFA Men’s Player, and Claudio Ranieri, Fernando Santos and Zinedine Zidane for Best FIFA Men’s Coach. Additional honors include Best FIFA Women’s Player, the FIFA Fan Award, FIFA FIFPro World XI, and the FIFA Puskás Award for best goal of the year.
“The Best FIFA Football Awards” are voted on by national team captains and coaches from around the world, a select group of 200 journalists, and soccer fans, who are invited to cast their votes online on the FIFA website.
The Spanish-language broadcast of “The Best FIFA Football Awards” is part of Telemundo Deportes’s programming lineup in preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017™ and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.