Breaking News

Shocker: Messi misses out as Ronaldo, Modric & Salah gets nominated for FIFA The Best Men's Player of the year award

Shocker: Messi misses out as Ronaldo, Modric & Salah gets nominated for FIFA The Best Men's Pla
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have made the final three for FIFA's The Best Men's Player of the Year award.

Ronaldo and Modric both helped Real Madrid to Champions League glory prior to the former's move to Juventus, with Salah scoring an incredible 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool.

That means that there's no place in the final three for Barcelona sensation Lionel Messi, despite his exploits in helping the Catalan giants win the Liga title last season.

Modric won UEFA's award for best player of the year last season, which drew condemnation from Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, for snubbing the top goalscorer in the Champions League .

Ronaldo's move to Turin came after he eliminated Juventus from Europe with an empathic overhead kick, which also sees him nominated for FIFA's Puskas award for the best goal of the season .

FIFA's The Best award is voted for by four groups, each with 25 per cent weight in the final vote: national team coaches, national team captains, high-profile journalists and football fans.

It broke away from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 and it will be the first time since 2006 that Messi has not been in the final three for FIFA's award for best player of the season.

No comments