Next up is the women’s Best coach award. Your nominees:
Fifa Women’s Coach
The award goes to the Denmark football and medical team for their actions after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.
Lamela is on screen. “Thank you so much. I am very happy to win this award. In that moment, I didn’t think too much, I didn’t realise how special the goal was, I just kicked it and ran around.”
Jenas’ patter asks what Toure’s most memorable goal is. A goal against Sunderland in the League Cup final is his favourite. It was a cracker, to be fair.
Yaya Toure wanders out in his tux for the Puskas Award.
The Puskas Award nominees:
The Chelsea goalkeeper is not available due to a technically issue so we get a big photo of him instead. The passport photo of him looks very happy to win the award at least.
Peter Schmeichel says he’s been a “revelation” in the Premier League. The Dane says Mendy shows great leadership.
Peter Schmeichel is the latest legend to be wheeled out. He will announce the winner of the men’s goalkeeper’s award.
Christiane Endler says she is “very happy and proud”. The Chilean is the first South American to win the award, a fine accolade for her fine work after being nominated on three occasions prior to this.
Fara Williams is brought onto stage. We have more chat about how great Sinclair is to start off.
Now we move on to the great goalkeepers of the year in the women’s game. The nominees are as follows:
Sinclair speaks very well as she praises all and sundry. Jenas comes back to her to discuss her calmness in front of goal.
“I am sure my dad and mum will say they taught it to me but I’ve always felt calm in front of goal.”
At the end Steve Nash congratulates her, which is nice.
Infantino is back with trophy in hand as this night is all about him, it would seem. He is speaking to Sinclair over a videocall from the future. She doesn’t even have a replica of the trophy to stroke. Infantino speaks over Sinclair before allowing her to thank everyone for the prize.
First up we have a ‘Special Award’ for Canada’s Christine Sinclair who has scored 188 goals in 303 appearances for her country, which isn’t bad going.
Gianni Infantino has turned up, which is a relief. Let’s pander to him for while.
He is welcoming everyone to Zurich. Although there are only three people at this ceremony in person.
“We’ve all been suffering for two years but it is important to know health comes first.”
I just want to thank you for joining me while Dominic Cummings takes to Twitter to try and take down the government.
“Great coverage,” emails Ben Fisher. “Winning the most improved player award for Portishead Juniors U13s is the still comfortably my biggest achievement.”
Sadly, that is where the improvement ended for Ben, as his teammates will find out tonight at five-a-side.
Here is a little look at awards that will be handed out this evening. Why can’t everyone win? Where is the most improved award?
Fifa Men’s Player
Fifa Women’s Player
Fifa Men’s Coach
Fifa Women’s Coach
Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper
Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper
The awards ceremony named in honour of Tina Turner’s love of the game is here once more. I am sure you are as excited as I am to find out who picks up the gongs and to then review opinion on Twitter about why someone’s favourite player should have won at the expense of another excellent footballer.
We do not just get to find out about The Best players in the men’s and women’s game but also many other categories from the world game. We will trawl through gongs for coaches, goalkeepers and the Puskas Award for the best goal. In between I am sure we will be treated to some shiny interviews and apologies for why people could not be there in person.
In the meantime, this is what it is all about.