top news of sports feb 28
#fifa 1. Leonel Messi gets the better of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema to win the FIFA Best Player award for the 2022-23 season. In the women's category, Alexia Putellus of Spain was adjudged the Best Female Player of the 2022-23 season.
2. #ManchesterUnited defeated New Castle by 2-0 to win the EFL Cup final. Casemiro and Marcus Rashford struck in the 33rd and 39th minute, respectively to help Man Utd. win the coveted cup at Wembley.
3. After suffering a 1-3 loss earlier, the Indian U-17 football team came back stronger to defeat Qatar U-17 comprehensively by a 3-0 margin to avenge the earlier defeat. The two teams are playing friendly encounters in Doha.
4. The third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in Indore's Holkar Stadium from March 1. In the absence of regular Australian captain Pat Cummins, Steve Smith will lead the visitors. Cummins had earlier flown back to Australia to be with his ailing mother.
5. #Harmanpreet Singh was named captain of India's hockey team for the upcoming FIH pro-league. After India's abysmal performance in the World Cup, deliberations were being held to decide the future of Harmanpreet's captaincy.