UEFA Changed Team of the Year Formation to Fit Cristiano Ronaldo

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Daily Mail said:
It can now be disclosed that the reason for doing so was because the Portuguese megastar finished fourth in the forwards category, behind rival Lionel Messi, Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski.

UEFA chiefs were not impressed and so came up with the formation switch to allocate Juventus's Ronaldo, dropping a midfielder. The unlucky man is understood to have been Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7892159/UEFA-squeezed-Cristiano-Ronaldo-team-year-got-votes-rival-forwards.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top

No shame.
 

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They're really trying hard to overstate the importance of that UEFA Nation's league, also gotta keep the CR7 stans happy.
 

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Daily Mail reliable now?

Or people just like the idea of it being true?
 

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Story on ESPN as well, not sure why this would surprise anyone?

All of football is about selling product these days. Messi and Ronaldo and the most sellable, so they have to be in everything pretty much regardless for the moment.
 

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Not the first time. In La Liga they created 2 new awards for him just to make him happy.
 

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I, for one, am outraged. Portugal should be kicked out of the UEFA, Ronaldo should be drawn and quartered and Dirk Kuyt should be awarded all his ballon d'ors.