It hardly comes as a surprise but Lionel Messi has just been named FIFA’s best player of the year 2012.

The ceremony which was wrapped up only two minutes ago saw FIFA name a team of the year which did not feature a single player from the Premier League despite the exploits of Robin van Persie and Sergio Aguero.

Nonetheless, the cheeky smirk on Cristiano Ronaldo’s face as it was announced that Messi had beaten him and Iniesta to the award was priceless.

World XI

Iker Casillas, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Andreas Iniesta, Xabi Alonxo, Xaxi Hernandez, Christian Ronaldo, Rademel Falcao, Lionel Messi.

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