Atletico Madrid speechless at Griezmann's omission from The Best

Ronaldo Messi

Ronaldo Messi

Lionel Messi has been left out of FIFA's "The Best" shortlist, despite winning La Liga and finishing as the league's highest goalscorer in 2017/18.

And while Dalic took aim at Ronaldo, he concedes he might have gone too far in saying "Ronaldo is an egoist and I'd never want him in my team".

Cristiano Ronaldo could claim a record sixth men's world player of the year award after Lionel Messi was left off the Federation Internationale de Football Association shortlist for the first time since 2006.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes that the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid makes Juventus "a clear favourite" to win the Champions League.

"Barca fans always want players with good feet".

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

Le'Veon Bell Skips Steelers Meeting, Holdout Could Extend Into The Season
The Steelers' NFLPA rep, Foster also had words for Bakari, who suggested the franchise tag system is broken. In the past, Bell has threatened to retire if he and the team couldn't come to a long-term agreement.

Messi has been tight-lipped over his rival's transfer, which has watered down El Clasico somewhat, but has finally spoken out on the impact it has had on Real Madrid, and his surprise in Ronaldo leaving.

We've strengthened by signing a player who knows how to win finals, but the Champions League is not an easy competition.

Salah was the Premier League top goalscorer on his debut season for Liverpool as the Reds reached their first Champions League final in more than a decade, losing 3-1 to Real to Kiev.

France's World Cup-winning manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane were nominated as the finalists for FIFA's coach of the year award.

Salah's strike in last December's Merseyside derby also makes the shortlist, with FIFA.com users voting for the victor.

CR7 won his first ever Champions League with Manchester United in 2008 on penalties in Moscow, with Edwin van der Sar the hero against Chelsea when he saved from Nicolas Anelka to crown Sir Alex Ferguson's side the champions of Europe for the third time.

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