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FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by obembet(f): 11:43am On Sep 03, 2018
According to Spanish outlet Diario Sport, Lionel Messi has been left off the podium for FIFA's The Best. Incomprehensibly, the Barcelona forward is not in the final three for the world football governing body's prestigious annual prize.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mo Salah are the three finalists.

They top a shortlist of 10, which did include Messi, along with De Bruyne, Varane, Salah, Hazard, Kane and Mbappe. The official shortlist will be announced by FIFA on Monday.

Last Thursday, at the Champions League draw, Modric was named as the best player in Europe for last season. Real Madrid also scooped the positional prizes at the event: Keylor Navas (goalkeeper), Sergio Ramos (defender), Modric (midfielder) and Ronaldo (forward), now at Juventus but chosen for his performances with Los Blancos.

Messi has finished second in the two editions of The Best to date, always behind Cristiano. Neymar was third in 2016 and Griezmann in 2017.

The winner will be named on September 24 at a gala in London. The prizes are voted for by players, coaches journalists and fans through the Internet.

https://m.allfootballapp.com/news

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Vihcahdhez(m): 12:06pm On Sep 03, 2018
Haaaaaa

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Jokerman(m): 1:12pm On Sep 03, 2018
Lol... the so called goat.... grin

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by AmazonTopaz(f): 1:40pm On Sep 03, 2018
Modric would win it.Ronaldo fans would not like this I am sure Mendes would cry after the award has been given.
Messi should do better he still remains a GOAT that would continue to be compared with the greatest players who have graced the game of football.
Ronaldo is still a GOAT sha.

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by dominique(f): 1:54pm On Sep 03, 2018
Hope Luka Modric wins, he was phenomenal for both club and country.
Edit
[s]Greizman also won trophies with both club and country, he could win this as well. May the best player win[/s]

Greizman didn't make the cut, Mo Salah did. May Modric the best player win.

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Muyiwaipere(m): 2:00pm On Sep 03, 2018
It's the law of gravity ......whatever goes up would definitely come down.....

If you know you know

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by saintjimos(m): 2:01pm On Sep 03, 2018
THIS IS REAL

HE DOESN'T DESERVE IT

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Nobody: 2:01pm On Sep 03, 2018
grin grin grin grin

Worshipppers of messi right now

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by AntiZombie: 2:01pm On Sep 03, 2018
yeah



it was gonna be hard for him sha
he did well in the league - but guess its all about UCL these days

still my favorite player cool cool

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by deebsman1(m): 2:01pm On Sep 03, 2018
Ronaldo all the way

Thou it will be between him and Modric

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by statusquoante: 2:01pm On Sep 03, 2018
Wow
Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Sirpaul(m): 2:02pm On Sep 03, 2018
Ororo must be there niii.... Messi fans now

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by BiafranBushBoy: 2:02pm On Sep 03, 2018
Lol

I still wonder why modric name is there... He did absolutely nothing to be there...

In the Champions league, it was Ronaldo that helped push the team, evicting Juventus that almost killed them..

In the world cup, manduzic and Rakitic were helpful...

Griezman won the world & Europa league...

So why should Modric win the world best player?

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by pat077: 2:02pm On Sep 03, 2018
It's time other players break the duopoly of messi and CR7..... hopefully next season

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Chinny024(f): 2:02pm On Sep 03, 2018
My vote goes to MODRIC...
He deserves it this time...

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Racoon(m): 2:03pm On Sep 03, 2018
CR-7 for life! Messi fans abeg hug the nearest transformer.

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by N0favors: 2:03pm On Sep 03, 2018
Only one GOAT I know; CRISTIANO ‘Ororo’ RONALDO

Argue with your ancestors

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Josh44s(m): 2:03pm On Sep 03, 2018
Barca fans and Messi fans right now...

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Nobody: 2:03pm On Sep 03, 2018
angry
Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by pacoson: 2:03pm On Sep 03, 2018
Messi Is From Afonja grin

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Misterdhee1(m): 2:04pm On Sep 03, 2018
Muyiwaipere:
It's the law of gravity ......whatever goes up would definitely come down.....

If you know you know
lol. And yet he leads the most goals and assists so far this calendar year..Na u no know wetin u dey talk

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Histrings08(m): 2:04pm On Sep 03, 2018
For the first time in the last 11years,messi isn't among the first 3 players... No biggie though, he's still the GOAT

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Nobody: 2:05pm On Sep 03, 2018
FAKE NEWS


this news outlet "speculates, Ronaldo, Salah and Modric.

http://www.espn.co.uk/football/blog-fifa/story/3622681/luka-modric-cristiano-ronaldo-mohamed-salah-named-fifa-the-best-finalists

See how Ronaldo fans dey romance themselves here.. tongue

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by RexTramadol1: 2:05pm On Sep 03, 2018
Going to the podium is just formality, Modric is Fifa's best.

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by EmekaBlue(m): 2:05pm On Sep 03, 2018
grin Messi days are gone with style

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by omusiliyu(m): 2:06pm On Sep 03, 2018
Modric all the way

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Princeikeka: 2:06pm On Sep 03, 2018
Please remove this, it’s fake. Ronaldo, modric and salah these are the top three nominees by fifa
Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Nobody: 2:06pm On Sep 03, 2018
This is simply WICKEDNESS.
In the year 2014, ARGENTINA came second, CR7 who was eliminated in the group stage, why messi.
Now both of them left same time...and Messi has been left out

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Re: FIFA Releases 3-Man Shortlist For Best Player, Lionel Messi Excluded by Josh44s(m): 2:07pm On Sep 03, 2018
Chuvin22:
FAKE NEWS

Everything na fake news to your rabbit ears

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