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Messi Did Not Give the MOTM Award to Mac Allister

Ouissal Harize Ouissal Harize
1st December 2022
Messi Did Not Give the MOTM Award to Mac Allister
Mac Allister has won the award (Twitter)

The Claim

Lionel Messi was given the “Man of the Match” (MOTM) award vs. Poland by FIFA. Messi gave the award to Mac Allister to boost his morale.

Emerging story

A claim purporting that Lionel Messi has given his “Man of the Match” (MOTM) award to Mac Allister has gone viral online.

A supporting image within the article body

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake. Mac Allister has won the “Man of the Match” (MOTM) award by FIFA.

Misbar’s team found that the circulating image is either modified or incorrect. Moreover, it might have been taken from an unofficial FIFA account during the match. The official FIFA website allows the public to vote before announcing the award winner after the end of the match. 

Alexis Mac Allister Named Man of the Match Vs. Poland

After checking the official FIFA website, our team found that Mac Alistair was named Man of the Match vs. Poland. FIFA did not mention that Messi won the award and handed it over to Mac Alistair.

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Moreover, Misbar’s team found that the footballer Mac Alistair shared a story featuring the announcement of the award right after the match ended. 

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The Argentine player also had an interview with FIFA after receiving the “Man of the Match” (MOTM) award for the Argentina-Poland match. In the interview, the footballer expressed his happiness with Argentina's qualification to the round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Messi Previously Won Man of the Match Award

Messi received the Man of the Match award for his performance against Mexico on November 26.

The 35-year-old player scored a tremendous goal during the match.

Argentina Vs. Poland

The claim is circulating after Argentina defeated Poland in a 2-0 victory on Wednesday to top Group C and earn their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The FIFA World Cup is being held in an Arab country for the first time in history. 

The tournament, which began on November 20, is expected to continue until December 18.

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