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Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for Best Fifa Men’s Player award for 2018.

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, missed out on a place in the top three.

There was also no place for any member of France’s World Cup winning squad.

Lyon’s Champions League winning duo Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Germay’s Dzsenifer Marozsan are the finalists for Best Fifa Women’s Player, alongside Brazil forward Marta.

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

Real midfielder Luka Modric was named the World Cup 2018’s player of the tournament as Croatia reached the final against France.

Egypt forward Salah scored 44 goals as Liverpool reached the Champions League final, losing to Real.

Modric beat Ronaldo and Salah to win the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year last week.

England striker Harry Kane, who won the World Cup Golden Boot and was on the original 10-man shortlist, has also missed out.

Didier Deschamps, who led France to the World Cup, is nominated for coach of the year, alongside Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

The awards are separate to the Ballon d’Or, after world football’s governing body ended its association with that honour in 2016.

A panel of Fifa legends and experts drew up 10-man shortlists for each award and a jury consisting of national team captains, coaches, selected journalists and fans choose the winner, each group accounting for 25% of the vote.

Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus and Gareth Bale’s overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champions League final are among the 10 nominees for the Puskas award for best goal, which is voted for by the fans.

The winners will be announced on 24 September at Royal Festival Hall in London.

Men’s player
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus & Portugal

Luka Modric – Real Madrid & Croatia

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool & Egypt

Women’s player
Ada Hegerberg – Lyon & Norway

Dzsenifer Marozsan – Lyon & Germany

Marta – Orlando Pride & Brazil

Men’s coach
Zlatko Dalic – Croatia

Didier Deschamps – France

Zinedine Zidane – former Real Madrid

Women’s coach
Reynald Pedros – Lyon

Asako Takakura – Japan

Sarina Wiegman – Netherlands

Goalkeeper
Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid & Belgium

Hugo Lloris – Tottenham & France

Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester & Denmark

Puskas Award
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) v Liverpool

Denis Cheryshev (Russia) v Croatia

Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK) v Olympiacos

Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) -v America MG

Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets) v Melbourne City

Lionel Messi (Argentina) v Nigeria

Benjamin Pavard (France) v Argentina

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) v Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid ) v Juventus

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) v Everton

Fan Award
Sebastian Carrera (Deportes Puerto Montt, Chile)

Peru fans

Japan and Senegal fans
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Lionel Messi believes Juventus are now a “clear favourite” to win the Champions League after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Messi and Ronaldo have contested one of the great sporting rivalries over the course of the last decade, competing for individual and team honours while playing for arch-rivals Barcelona and Madrid.

However, the pair will now only meet on the field again if Madrid draw Juve in European competition, following Ronaldo’s £105m move to Turin.

Messi says Real are now worse off without Ronaldo and believes the Spanish club’s loss is Juventus’ gain.

“It makes Juventus a clear favourite to win the Champions League due to the squad they had before and now with him on top.

“I was surprised by his decision, I did not think he would go from Madrid nor that he would go to Juventus. There were so many teams and I heard less about Juve but it is a very good team.”

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.

Messi says Barcelona are desperate for European success this year after three consecutive quarter-final exits.

“It is necessary because we have had three years where we have gone out in the quarter-finals and the last was the worst of the lot due to how it happened,” said Messi.

“We are concentrating on this because it is possible, we have a squad where we can fight for this competition.

“In other years the Champions League evaded us, in the Guardiola era with Inter and Chelsea, due to small details.

“Each year the competition is more even with clubs investing more money to compete and bring in players. The two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Madrid, us, PSG and several Italian clubs.”
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