Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 were presented at La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy. It is an association football award presented annually by FIFA, the highest governing body of football. The  FIFA The Best Football Awards

FIFA’s The Best Awards ceremony: List of Winners

Best Men’s Player: Lionel Messi of Barcelona & Argentina

Best Men’s Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker of Liverpool & Brazil

Best Men’s Coach: Jürgen Klopp of Liverpool

Best Women’s Coach: Jill Ellis of United States

Best Women’s Player: Megan Rapinoe of Reign FC & United States

Best Women’s Goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal of Arsenal & Atlético Madrid and Netherlands

FIFA Fair Play Award: Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United squad

FIFA Puskás Award for Best Goal of the Year: Daniel Zsori of Hungary who scored for Debrecen against Ferencvaros in Hungarian league

Men’s World 11 team of year:

Alisson Becker (BRA/Liverpool)

Virgil Van Dijk (NED/Liverpool), Marcelo (BRA/Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid), Matthijs De Ligt (NED/Juventus)

Frenkie De Jong (NED/Barcelona), Luka Modric (CRO/Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (BEL/Real Madrid)

Lionel Messi (ARG/FC Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Juventus), Kylian Mbappe (FRA/PSG)

Women’s World 11 team of year:

Sari Van Veenendaal (NED/Atletico Madrid)

Lucy Bronze (ENG/Lyon), Nilla Fischer (SWE/Linkopings), Wendie Renard (FRA/Lyon), Kelly O’Hara (USA/Utah Royals)

Julie Ertz (USA/Chicago), Amandine Henry (FRA/Lyon), Rose Lavelle (USA/Washington)

Marta (BRA/Orlando), Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando), Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC)

World Wrestling Championships: India’s bags 5 medals

At the World Wrestling Championships held in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), India’s Rahul Aware bagged a bronze medal in men’s 61kg category bout while Deepak Punia won silver in men’s 86 kg freestyle. Rahul Aware won against his opponent Tyler Lee Graff with 11-4.

Key Highlights

India finished with its best-ever medal haul at World Championships by winning 5 medals in Nur-Sultan. The 5 medal includes- 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. India’s previous best show was at World Championships in 2013, when India had 3 in their bag courtesy- Amir Dahiya (silver), Bajrang Punia (bronze) and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav (bronze in Greco-Roman).

Rahul Aware’s was last Indian in contention at tournament and his bronze helped India finish with their best-ever medal haul (5).

Deepak Punia by winning silver has become only 5th Indian to reach the final at senior World Championships. After Deepak’s loss, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar remains the only Indian to have won a World Championships title in 2010.

Deepak Punia was 4th Indian wrestler to secure his berth at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Other wrestlers to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in their respective weight categories include- Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar and Vinesh Phogat.