FIFA reveals nominees for 2018 The Best Football Awards

Hope Soto
July 25, 2018

England's Harry Kane features on a 10-man shortlist for the Best Fifa Men's Player award for 2018.

Then FIFA and the Ballon d'Or had a breakup and the world football governing body chose to create their own award, very literally titled 'The Best'.

Tottenham forward Kane won the Golden Boot with his six goals as England produced their best World Cup finish since 1990, coming on the back of the 30 he scored during the Premier League season.

Ronaldo's former teammate at Real, Modric, seems a really strong candidate after being a major player for Los Blancos' third Champions League in a row and leading Croatia to the World Cup final.

LaLiga recently saw Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Italy, and FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could reportedly soon follow as he has been linked with a shock move away from the Catalan giants.

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Egypt's Mohamed Salah was shortlisted on Tuesday for world football governing body FIFA's player of the year award after a season in which his goals carried Liverpool to the Champions League final.

"The world will move a step closer to learning the identities of this year's winners, with Federation Internationale de Football Association announcing the shortlists for four awards throughout the course of the day on its website and across social media".

Earlier this month, the 26-year-old signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool reputed to be worth around £200,000 ($263,000) a week, making him the highest paid player in the club's history.

Ronaldo has won the award in each of the two years since the prize was launched, with Messi second on both occasions. The group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan.

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