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Robert Lewandowski’s fierce rivalry with Lionel Messi heats up after latest dig

Following his statement suggesting that winning FIFA's Best award is "more significant" than winning the Ballon d'Or, Robert Lewandowski has run the risk of reigniting his rivalry with Lionel Messi.

Messi was narrowly beaten by Lewandowski to win the Ballon d'Or for the eighth time in November, despite a significant number of supporters believing the Polish striker had done enough to win.

As an alternative, Lewandowski was named FIFA's Best Men's Player last month, with Lionel Messi taking second place.

Robert Lewandowski has risked reigniting his feud with Lionel Messi after claiming that winning FIFA's The Best award is "more important" than winning the Ballon d'Or.

Messi narrowly pipped Lewandowski to a record seventh Ballon d'Or title back in November despite a sizeable proportion of fans believing the Polish striker had done enough to win

Instead, Lewandowski was crowned FIFA's The Best Men's Player last month, with Messi coming in second place

"I have been thinking lately and I have come to the conclusion that the FIFA award is more important," the Bayern Munich star told a Polish magazine, as per Marca

In actual fact Lewandowski's comments are inaccurate, as international managers and captains have been involved in the Ballon d'Or voting process since 2007.

"I've been thinking about it lately and I've come to the decision that the FIFA award is more significant," the Bayern Munich player told a Polish magazine, according to the news outlet Marca.

Since 2007, international managers and captains have been invited to participate in the Ballon d'Or voting procedure, which contradicts Lewandowski's assertion.

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