Lionel Messi: 'Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League favourites'
06 September, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Drew Briggs
Barcelona's captain, Lionel Messi, is missing from the shotlist for the first time in 10 years and this is causing uproar among his fans.
Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has made it into the final three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2018.
A five-time victor of the award, Messi has also finished second in the voting for each of Ronaldo's five previous wins in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The winners will be announced on 24 September.
Salah has been a revelation for Liverpool, scoring 43 goals in all competitions last season for the Reds and helping to fire Jurgen Kloop's side to the Champions League final, where he was forced off after suffering a shoulder injury.
Lionel Messi thinks Barcelona have to focus on the Champions League this season after underwhelming among Europe's elite in each of their past three campaigns.
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Midfielder Modric, also part of Real's Champions League triumph, finished runner-up with Croatia at the World Cup, winning the best player award at the tournament in Russian Federation.
Salah's strike in last December's Merseyside derby also makes the shortlist, with FIFA.com users voting for the victor.
The men's coach prize features former Real boss Zinedine Zidane, France's World Cup-winning boss Didier Deschamps and beaten finalist Zlatko Dalic, of Croatia.
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Messi believes Ronaldo played a a crucial role in Los Blancos' three consecutive Champions League titles, but opted for a new adventure in Italy.
"We have done okay but it is only the start and we have three weeks ahead with the Champions League". Ever since, he has been nominated as part of the shortlist, winning 5 times.
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