By John Izabi,
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) few moments ago revealed the final shortlists for this year’s #TheBest FIFA AWARDS for 2018.
Expectedly shocking was the omission of Argentina and Barcelona talisman, and five – time FIFA Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi from the final shortlist of three players in the BEST MEN’S PLAYER AWARD category which saw Croatia’s world cup finalists’ captain and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, Egyptian and Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah and Portugal and newly signed Juventus forward who’s tipped by most sports pundits to win the award, Cristiano Ronaldo making the final three on the list.
Meanwhile, a quick glance into some of the other eye – popping categories reveals the following:
#TheBest FIFA #Puskas Award Finalist:
#TheBest Men’s Coach Award Finalist:
#TheBest Women’s Coach Award Finalist:
#TheBest FIFA Fan Award finalist
Sebastián Carrera of Chile
Japan and Senegal supporters
#TheBest Women’s Player Award finalist:
Ada S Hegerberg
#TheBest FIFA Goalkeeper Award Finalist
#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player Award.
The three finalists are:
Announcement of winners and presentation of awards is slated for an elaborate ceremony to be held later this year (2018) where the creme de la creme from all soccer playing nations are expected to be in attendance to witness another glamourous football awards spectacle.
Recall that Portugal and Juventus’ forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is the reigning FIFA BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR in award he won last year ahead of arch – rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Neymar Jnr of PSG.
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