FIFA has named Cristiano Ronaldo, Mo Salah and Luka Modric in the final shortlist for the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award omitting Lionel Messi.
Messi who scored 44 goals and won two trophies with Barcelona last season missed out on the final cut for the award.
FIFA also named Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps and Zlatko Dalic in the final shortlist for coaches.
The winners will be announced on September 24 in London after votes are collected from players, coaches, journalists and supporters.
FULL LIST OF FIFA ‘THE BEST’ AWARDS FINALISTS:
Men’s Player Award – Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Mo Salah.
Women’s Player Award – Ada Hegeberg, Dzsenifer Maroszan, Marta.
FIFA Fan Award – Sebastian Carrera, Japan and Senegal supporters, Peru Supporters.
Women’s Coach Award – Reynald Pedros, Asako Takakura, Sarina Wiegman.
Men’s Coach Award – Zlatko Dalic, Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps.
Puskas Award – Gareth Bale, Denis Cheryshev, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Riley McGree, Lionel Messi, Benjamin Pavard, Ricardo Quaresma, Mo Salah
Goalkeeper Award – Thibaut Courtois, Hugo Lloris, Kasper Schmeichel