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Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Lionel Messi to bag Fifa best player award

Haider Ali 03:20 PM | 10 Jan, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Lionel Messi to bag Fifa best player award
ZURICH -  Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo overpowered Argentine's star player Lionel Messi to become world's best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards 2016, here on Monday.

The 31-years-old Ronaldo crushed not just Messi but also Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to clinch the top position.

"2016 was the best year of my career," Ronaldo said after being handed the prize from Fifa President Gianni Infantino.

"It was a year that was magnificent at a personal level and at a sports level," he added.

Ronaldo had already won the Ballon d'Or after his third Champions League title in December and the latest award is another endorsement of his excellence.

The star player took to Twitter to thank his teammates and fans after being declared the top star in Zurich.

Internationally acclaimed soccer stars from around the world including Michael Ballack felicitated Ronaldo on the award.

Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri received the best men's coach award following his side's Premier League victory.

Meanwhile, US midfielder Carli Lloyd scooped the best women's player of 2016. Spain's La Liga accounted for nine of the 11 players in the FIFPro team of the year with Ronaldo and Messi spearheading the team.

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Diego Maradona plays the ball as he arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards

The prestigious ceremony was graced by soccer luminaries from around the world including the giant Diego Maradona.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100

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