Re: 2003 World Soccer Awards ( Football)
Far from it, it's not judged by officials, it's judged by readers coming from a global audience and Zidane has previously won this award in 1998. He was clearly not the best player of the 2003, and this was shown that he wasn't in the top 10.
So is France football anti-Zidane? They voted Nedved as their best player of 2003 and these two magazines are the two most respected football magazines globally, and their player of the year awards have more history and prestige than the FIFA award.