Manchester City, 13 points ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League, and Real Madrid, the Spanish leader and champions of the Spanish Super Cup, are today, perhaps, the two best teams in world football.
At a time when Guardiola innovates and shows the world that you can play without a striker, FIFA has elected Lewandowski, a classic, typical and exceptional striker, top scorer of the year, as the best player in the world.
My three picks this year would be different: Benzema, Mbappé and De Bruyne. I don't know the order. Manchester City's different way of playing and Lewandowski's election are testaments to the richness and diversity of football.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon