FIFA have released their three man shortlist for the highest football award today. Real Madrid’s midfielder, Luca Modric, Liverpool striker, Mohammed Salah, and Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, are all in the running for this prestigious award.
The winner would be announced in September 24. This would be the first time in 10 years that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, would be missing out on the final list.
This doesn’t seems to go down well with his fans as they have taken to social media to fire shots at FIFA.
What they said:
No Messi but Salah's picked, eh?? What fucking criteria did FIFA use..
Messi; won a domestic double, was the top scorer in Europe, was the top scorer in La Liga & top assist provider in La Liga
— polo (@p0loh) September 3, 2018
— Top Media Nigeria (@TopMediaNigeria) September 3, 2018
Messi doesn't only have better stats than all of them. He even performed better in ALL the aspects. Had a consistent high rating throughout all the games and didnt only appear in a game or two. This is no longer an individual award, its a team award.#TheBest#FIFAFootballAwards
— ☀❤☔ 》♧♢♡♤ (@buddyuju) September 3, 2018
— Birnie01 (@ethanbirnie) September 3, 2018
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