Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men’s player award.

Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees.

Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season.

He netted 32 goals during the English Premier League (EPL) campaign, setting a new scoring record.

He also finished joint-second with Ronaldo in 2017/18 Champions League scoring chart.

Modric, who won best player at the Champions League awards, captained Croatia to their first-ever FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Best Women’s player
Ada Hegerberg
Dzsenifer Marozsan

The FIFA Best Men’s Coach
Zlatko Dalic
Didier Deschamps
Zinedine Zidane

The FIFA Best Women’s Coach
Reynald Pedros
Asako Takakura
Sarina Wiegman

The FIFA Best Goalkeeper
Thibaut Courtois
Hugo Lloris
Kasper Schmeichel