Lionel Messi surpassed Mbappé as the most popular footballer in France

According to the company Semrush, a digital marketing specialist, the Rosario crack obtained “the highest popularity ratings” in the European country during 2021, the year in which he left the Spanish League and reached Ligue 1 to join PSG, he pointed out. The team.

Statistics indicate that Messi generated “an average of 1,093,400 searches”, after totaling six million only last August when he was hired by PSG.

Thus he surpassed Mbappé, Karim Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid; the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, from Manchester United; and the Brazilian Neymar, who also works for PSG.

The monthly average of searches for Mbappé in France was 823,100, that of Benzema 634,900; Cristiano Ronaldo’s 503,400 and Neymar’s 490,000.

PSG cancel tour of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Paris Saint Germain canceled its tour of Qatar and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday due to the current health situation as a result of the resurgence of coronavirus, so Lionel Messi will avoid a long trip in the run-up to the double date of the South American qualifiers.

According to information from the newspaper Le Parisien, the PSG board announced that the tour of Qatar and Saudi Arabia scheduled for next Sunday “will be postponed due to the delicate global health situation.”

The team led by Mauricio Pochettino was scheduled to travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia after Saturday’s match against Brest in Paris for date 21 of Ligue 1 in France.

The tour included a first stop in Doha with events related to the next World Cup and then closed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a friendly against a combination of players from Al Hilal and Al Nassr, the team led by Miguel Ángel Russo and made up of Ramiro Funes Mori and Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martínez.

This cancellation represents a relief for Messi, Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes since PSG has another commitment on Sunday 23 against Reims, again at home, for the 22nd date of the league and then they will have to fly to Buenos Aires to join the Argentine team for face the matches against Chile, in Calama, and Colombia, in Córdoba, for the South American qualifiers.

The Qatar Tour is a traditional event organized by the club bought by capitals of that country in 2011. It was held in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Source: Telam

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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