Messi misses out on shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association award

06 September, 2018, 01:47 | Author: George Williams
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Messi, who last failed to make the final three nominees in 2006, has won the award, in its various guises, five times and finished runner-up on another six occasions.

Lopetegui was also asked about Ronaldo's exit, which preceded his appointment at the Bernabeu.

The winners will be crowned on September 24 in London after votes are collected from players, coaches, journalists and supporters.

In contrast, Liverpool ended last season without any silverware, despite having a stellar run to the Champions League final, where they were defeated by Madrid 3-1.

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Portugal winger Ronaldo, the 2016 and 2017 victor, won a fifth Champions League title with Real Madrid in May before joining Juventus for 99.2m pounds.

The Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation provides several of the goals on the shortlist.

The entire basis of Ronaldo's success on an individual level is because of the huge number of goals he scored each season, not the fact that he led Real Madrid to Champions League title, because in the seasons when he won his first two awards, his club were not European champions. The Reds lost their star man Mohamed Salah in the first half and had to replace him with Adam Lallana.

While his global team-mates geared up for games against Croatia and Italy, Ronaldo was put through his paces alongside Sami Khedira, who was left out of the recent Germany squad after a disappointing World Cup.

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The former leader's attorneys still hope to get the ban overturned by appealing the decision before Brazil's supreme court . He left office with a 90% approval rating, after his policies helped to lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty.

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award, alongside Golden Glove victor Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel.

France's World Cup-winning manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane were nominated as the finalists for FIFA's coach of the year award.

Messi believes Ronaldo played a a crucial role in Los Blancos' three consecutive Champions League titles, but opted for a new adventure in Italy.

Holland's Sarina Wigman, Lyon's Reynald Pedros and Asako Takakura of Japan are in contention for the women's coach prize.

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