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Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn't

FIFA Best Awards Messi snubbed Ronaldo Modric and Salah nominated Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn't
Shannon Reynolds | 05 September, 2018, 07:31

Lionel Messi is not on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player Award, the first time he has been absent from the top three since its inaugural edition in 2016.

Lionel Messi was surprisingly snubbed on Monday when the nominations for the Best FIFA Men's Player award were announced, and Opta data suggests he has been harshly ignored.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has written to Inter Milan and Real Madrid to say they will not be acting on the Spanish club's complaint over an alleged illegal approach for their 32-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric.

He added on Messi's relentless drive which rubs off on those around him: "He's really motivated, even more so after the World Cup and the Champions League".

Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 - largely due to the dominance of Real Madrid, who have claimed the trophy in the last three seasons.

World football's governing body FIFA have thrown out Real Madrid's complaint in relation to Inter's alleged behaviour in their courtship of Luka Modric according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport. It's all shaping up to be the Year of Modric after seasons of being overshadowed by Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. The former went on to join Italian giants Juventus after the FIFA World Cup.

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As The Jerusalem Post reports , Lewinsky gave an emotional speech about abuse she has faced as well as her connection to Judaism. Asked in June by NBC if he thought he owed Lewinsky an apology, Clinton said, "No, I do not - I have never talked to her".

Midfielder Modric, also part of Madrid's Champions League triumph, finished as a runner-up with Croatia at the World Cup, winning the best player award at the tournament in Russian Federation.

Ronaldo is yet to get off the mark in three competitive outings for Juventus, while Messi has four goals already this term. Salah was injured in the final but was recognised for his Premier League record 32 goals for Liverpool.

Ronaldo´s move was the latest example of increasingly lavish spending by Europe´s biggest clubs, with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Paul Pogba all snapped up for more than 100 million euros over the past two years.

Salah scored 44 goals in an incredible debut season for Liverpool before being robbed of his chance to make an impression in the Champions League final by an early injury.

Who do you think should win the Ballon d'Or?

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