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UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by PapalsBull(m): 3:53pm On Jan 16
REVEALED: UEFA changed the formation of their team of the year at the last minute to squeeze Cristiano Ronaldo in after Lionel Messi, Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski won more votes than him - with N'Golo Kante the unlucky man to dropped.

Cristiano Ronaldo was voted into the UEFA supporters' team of the year for 2019
But the Portuguese forward got less votes than Messi, Mane and Lewandowski
UEFA used a 4-2-4 formation to keep Ronaldo in and dropped N'Golo Kante
UEFA sensationally changed the formation of their fans' team of the year to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo, Sportsmail can reveal.


On Wednesday, European football's governing body named the XI, which is voted for by supporters.

However, the formation picked was a rarely-used 4-2-4, which led to many puzzled queries.

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.

The move raises serious questions over the integrity of the exercise and fans of the Chelsea man, not to mention the player himself, may well be furious.

UEFA decided to use an unorthodox 4-2-4 formation in order to keep Ronaldo in the team
UEFA decided to use an unorthodox 4-2-4 formation in order to keep Ronaldo in the team
Lionel Messi was voted into a place in the side by the two million fans who cast their votes
Lionel Messi was voted into a place in the side by the two million fans who cast their votes.

UEFA FANS' TEAM OF 2019
Goalkeeper: Alisson

Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Matthijs De Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson

Midfield: Frenkie De Jong, Kevin De Bruyne

Attack: Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane

It is even understood that the initial announcement over the team was meant to be made public last week, but the Ronaldo decision and subsequent manoeuvring prompted a delay.

A source said: 'This is really not good. It is effectively vote rigging. Such is Ronaldo's popularity at a senior level within the organisation, alarm bells sounded when he did not make the cut and, as a result, the formation was changed. It makes you wonder what else they get up to.'

A UEFA spokesperson suggested the move was made thanks to Portugal's victory in the Nations League final. 'The formation for this year's team of the year was chosen to reflect the votes of the fans in parallel with the players' achievements in UEFA competitions,' they said.

The formation switch meant that a midfielder had to be dropped - N'Golo Kante was that player.

'As a result, there are five UEFA Champions League winners and four UEFA Nations League finalists (including one winner). The formation changes on a regular basis and this year is no exception.'

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, who was in the Portugal team, finished 12th in the poll but it is thought there was a reluctance to drop Kante for someone in the same position.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7892159/UEFA-squeezed-Cristiano-Ronaldo-team-year-got-votes-rival-forwards.html

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by PapalsBull(m): 3:57pm On Jan 16
When Messi won his sixth balon d'or they have to arrange one mago mago one for him in Dubai, now they drop Ngolo Kante to accommodate him in an unorthodox 424 formation.

Poor Kante.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by PapalsBull(m): 4:05pm On Jan 16
Lalasticlala Ngolo Kante has been cheated

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Kallmerb: 4:19pm On Jan 16
This is really funny but can't blame them.. All they want is Mulla..money talks... Ronaldo can bring in 10 times what Kante can offer

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by drizslim(m): 7:12pm On Jan 16
Ronaldo no be Anybody mate

Raise ur hand to clap for a winner or you raise ur standard too..
Uefa knows this quote

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by armadeo(m): 7:13pm On Jan 16
The stage must set for you if you're big enough.

The entire team had to change to accommodate one man..

A man whos trained himself to be the best. He deserves the accolades.

Who jah has blessed no man can curse.

Modified.

Ordinary comment and people are shouting buhari up and down. What concerns Ronaldo's team formation with buhari.

Let me explains to you guys shouting buhari on my comment.

The guy is one of he best players in the world and to maximise his potential certain changes were made to the team. Being a team player myself i completely understand the move and accept it as such. They all don't even earn the same amount, is that also unfair? so what the F.

Dont hate the player hate the game.


The mask said so....

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by shogsman(m): 7:13pm On Jan 16
Lol
Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by SultanOfAbia: 7:14pm On Jan 16
INEC & UEFA are like distant cousins...
Same Blood but Different Locations

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Wizzz1: 7:14pm On Jan 16
Institutionalized Racism. If he was a white this would not have happened.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by shogsman(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
Lol well he's done enough to deserve it.there is nothing wrong in a little twisting in favor of the big boys.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by philchudi: 7:14pm On Jan 16
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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by nairalee(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
A UEFA spokesperson suggested the move was made thanks to Portugal's victory in the Nations League final. 'The formation for this year's team of the year was chosen to reflect the votes of the fans in parallel with the players' achievements in UEFA competitions,' they said.

This is not acceptable.
1) Ronaldo was not even the best player in Nation's league
2) Nation's league that comprised of just 4 games cannot be used as the sole criteria
3) Kante won the Europa league which is also a UEFA competition
4) How is 4-2-4 a sensible formation in their eyes?

Like Supreme Court like UEFA

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Oblongata: 7:14pm On Jan 16
Messi and Ronaldo to play on the same wing? Lailai, Ronaldo no go pass, Messi go dey do solo... kolewerk cool

Bet who go fit use 424 as formation?

451 for dey better sef with lewandodo in front cool

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Captainrambo2: 7:15pm On Jan 16
armadeo:
The stage must set for you if you're big enough.

The entire team had to change to accommodate one man..

A man whos trained himself to be the best. He deserves the accolades
golden words

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by bamtos14(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
To be sincere kante didn't perform well dis year, he was used as an attacking midfielder by sarri, so he didn't deserve a spot der

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Mrnoniz(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
Lol no CDM angry angry

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by cupidFlint(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
A GOAT is always a champion whether him get less votes or not

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Sunofgod(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Where is Kante?
Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by danot1030: 7:16pm On Jan 16
Until Ronaldo is included the team is not complete.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by WiztaylorDC(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Must Ronaldo be on the list

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Sodiq3(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Africans are learners when it comes to rigging.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by IamPatriotic(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
UEFAnaldooo

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by jayboy112233: 7:16pm On Jan 16
I wish we leave this era of Ronaldo and Messi ... Let's see the next champions

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Cutezt(m): 7:17pm On Jan 16
That is to tell you that local man didn't do very well.

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Decolonel(m): 7:17pm On Jan 16
The only goat that all goats call goat.

The only goat that can change the world's formation.

If your goat can't change the world, he is nothing but "Nkita"

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Kingosytex(m): 7:17pm On Jan 16
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy


Ronaldo is a superstar, provisions must always be made for him.

It pays to be great!!!!!!

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by AreaFada2: 7:17pm On Jan 16
Na wa.
Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by GEOANDSONS: 7:18pm On Jan 16
Zlatan once came to training late so The manager punished all the other players for coming early

Ronaldo: Hold my beer grin grin

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Sarsy(f): 7:18pm On Jan 16
A very very very necessary adjustment..
Even Muric supports this, so?

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by LesbianBoy(m): 7:18pm On Jan 16
All these talk is just to make it seem FIFA and UEFA favour Ronaldo. We all know they are bias towards Messi. If truly UEFA favours Ronaldo, last 2 years why did they give his award to Modric?


Btw what did Ngolo kante do specially last season in the champions league that he should be in the team angry

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Re: UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo. by Tenses: 7:18pm On Jan 16
armadeo:
The stage must set for you if you're big enough.

The entire team had to change to accommodate one man..

A man whos trained himself to be the best. He deserves the accolades.

Who jah has blessed no man can curse.

If nah buhari now you'll be shouting, "nepotism, tribalism,fanatics, Magu magu,.....

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