Fifa best player: Messi omitted as Cristiano, Modric and Salah makes final three
Written by Cosmos Chukwuemeka on September 4, 2018
Lionel Messi missed out of the final three man list for the Fifa Best player award released on Monday for the first time since 2006, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who notched 45 goals and helped his Barcelona team to secure two domestic titles was surprisingly left out also there was no place for any member of France’s World Cup winning squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for Best Fifa Men’s Player award for 2018 with the winner set to be announced on September 24 at Royal Festival Hall in London
Portugal forward Ronaldo, won a fifth Champions League title with Real Madrid in May before joining Juventus for £99.2m.
Real midfielder Luka Modric was named the World Cup 2018 player of the tournament as Croatia reached the final which they lost to France in Russia.
Egypt forward Mohammed Salah scored 44 goals as Liverpool reached the Champions League final losing to Real Madrid.
Last week Luka Modric won the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year beating Ronaldo and Salah for the individual award.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus & Portugal
Luka Modric – Real Madrid & Croatia
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool & Egypt
Ada Hegerberg – Lyon & Norway
Dzsenifer Marozsan – Lyon & Germany
Marta – Orlando Pride & Brazil
Zlatko Dalic – Croatia
Didier Deschamps – France
Zinedine Zidane – former Real Madrid
Reynald Pedros – Lyon
Asako Takakura – Japan
Sarina Wiegman – Netherlands
Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid & Belgium
Hugo Lloris – Tottenham & France
Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester & Denmark
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) v Liverpool
Denis Cheryshev (Russia) v Croatia
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK) v Olympiacos
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) -v America MG
Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets) v Melbourne City
Lionel Messi (Argentina) v Nigeria
Benjamin Pavard (France) v Argentina
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) v Iran
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid ) v Juventus
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) v Everton
Sebastian Carrera (Deportes Puerto Montt, Chile)
Japan and Senegal fans