Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been nominated for the Best Fifa Men’s Player award.
There is, however, no place for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on Fifa’s three-man shortlist for the first time since 2006, despite the Argentine’s outstanding form in La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann is the other big name to miss out after he fired Atletico Madrid to glory in the Europa League before playing a star role in France’s triumph at the World Cup in Russia
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Ronaldo scored 44 times for Real Madrid last term, including 15 strikes in the Champions League as the La Liga giants claimed a third successive European title.
Modric was also pivotal to that success before inspiring Croatia’s run to the World Cup final.
Salah did not enjoy such a productive time in Russia, as Egypt bowed out at the group stage, but swept the board in terms of individual awards in England after a magnificent debut season for Champions League finalists Liverpool.
The Egyptian is the first African since Samuel Eto’o in 2005 to be among the final three nominees for Fifa’s top award.
Like Ronaldo, Salah netted 44 times across all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
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