FIFA Awards: Ronaldo, Modric, Salah nominated but Messi snubbed

Virginia Santiago
September 6, 2018

It has nearly become routine to see names such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fight for the honour to be named best player on the planet.

Barca star Lionel Messi has now spoken out about Ronaldo's departure for the first time since the move.

The FIFA world best finalist have been announced today with the victor to be announced later in September 24th in London.

Fans will vote for their favourite goal via the FIFA website after the shortlist was announced as part of the Best FIFA Football Awards nominations.

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Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 - largely due to the dominance of Real Madrid, who have claimed the trophy in the last three seasons.

Ronaldo stunned the footballing world this summer when he left Real Madrid and La Liga behind after nine very successful years and put pen to paper with Juventus in a deal worth £105million.

With Ronaldo in the squad, Juve hope to go one step further by winning the Champions League this season, after losing two of the past four finals.

Riley McGree has been nominated for the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association goal of the year alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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'We have been knocked out in the quarterfinals in the last three seasons.

Real midfielder Luka Modric was named the World Cup 2018's player of the tournament as Croatia reached the final against France. Marta has won it on five occasions.

France's World Cup-winning manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane were nominated as the finalists for FIFA's coach of the year award.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, backed by financial powerhouses, could potentially afford to sign the Argentina global but Messi has quashed any idea he could leave the Nou Camp.

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