FIFA 21: Messi excluded from official TOTY XI

The official FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) has been released, and there is no room for one of the game's greatest ever players.

Find out the full XI below.


We don't have to wait any longer to find out who is in this year's squad.

EA has released the team slightly earlier than expected.

We predicted 10/11 players, with just Lionel Messi's surprise exclusion throwing us off!

No Messi

Lionel Messi has missed out on FIFA Team of the Year for the first time ever!

The Barcelona superstar was beaten to the forward positions by Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mbappe's inclusion has raised eyebrows as it must have been a close call between him, Messi and PSG teammate Neymar Jr.

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