Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo among The Best FIFA Men’s Player award finalists

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo among The Best FIFA Men’s Player award finalists

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo among The Best FIFA Men’s Player award finalists

Take it as Red! The pair, who shard the award for a decade, saw an end to their monopoly previous year when Luka Modric pipped them to the trophy.

He also suffered agony at the same stage of the Copa America as Argentina lost to eventual winners Brazil. The Dutchman had won the Champions League and finished as runner-up in the Nations League building up to his win.

The awards season kicked off with a win for Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk captained his country in the UEFA League Final this summer, where they lost to Portugal.

Lucy Bronze has been nominated for The Best Women's Player Award, alongside USA's World Cup-winning duo, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.

The finalists for the Coach of the Year award are Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur).

Japan bid to reach first quarter-finals
As in the 2015 World Cup, the squad will be captained by flanker Michael Leitch, like Thompson, another New Zealand-born player. Japan takes on Russian Federation in the first match of the World Cup on the 20th of September at 10.45pm.

The finalists for Best FIFA Women's Coach were World Cup-winning US coach Jill Ellis, England's Phil Neville and Dutch head coach Sarina Wiegman.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has announced the official three-man shortlist for The Best Men's Player 2019, and snubbed African superstar Mohamed Salah, while the finalists for the Puskas Award, the Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades were also revealed.

The winners of the Best Men's and Women's Player and Best Men's and Women's Coach will now be determined by voting among national team captains, coaches, fans and the media.

A public vote was then held, with goals from Lionel Messi, Juan Fernando Quintero and Daniel Zsori making the final shortlist.

Brazil worldwide goalkeepers Alisson Becker and Ederson Moraes who represent Liverpool and City respectively are up for the goalkeeping honour - along with FC Barcelona and Germany stopper Marc Andre ter Stegen.

The award is based on achievements during the period from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2019, with the initial 10-man shortlist being compiled by a panel of experts.

Recommended News

  • My depression has been at all time high lately: Grande

    My depression has been at all time high lately: Grande

    The " 7 Rings " singer's voice even wowed her fellow musicians, together with Lizzo , Charlie Puth , Rita Ora and extra. The star later apologized, offered reimbursement and promised to give her all during the show itself.
    Monaco sign Augustin on loan as Falcao heads to Istanbul

    Monaco sign Augustin on loan as Falcao heads to Istanbul

    The 33-year-old was also live streaming his arrival on his Instagram , showing the legions of delighted fans greeting him at the airport.
    Malinga sets T20 record with 99 wickets

    Malinga sets T20 record with 99 wickets

    The 36-year-old then cleaned up Colin de Grandhomme, for 44, to achieve the feat in his 74th T20 match of his illustrious career. Batting first the hosts made 174 for 4 from their 20 overs with seamer Tim Southee taking two wickets.
  • Nine Colombian FARC dissidents killed in bombing raid

    Nine Colombian FARC dissidents killed in bombing raid

    On July 13 Timochenko apologizes to victims of FARC abductions, during the first trials of guerrilla chiefs under the peace deal. Londono said differences within the FARC create "a situation that enemies of the peace process can take advantage of".
    RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Stabbed in Prison

    RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Stabbed in Prison

    In a follow-up email, Callison declined to identify the wounded inmate as Sirhan, citing department policy on not naming victims. That source chose to remain anonymous due to privacy laws regarding information about prisoners.
    Watch free highlights: Burnley 0-3 Liverpool in 90 seconds

    Watch free highlights: Burnley 0-3 Liverpool in 90 seconds

    Like so many players in that deep-lying role, his influence isn't always noticed, but he has become indispensable to Klopp. The Brazil worldwide has two goals and two assists in four league games and Robertson said the forward was unique.
  • New Windows 10 update bring major performance issues

    New Windows 10 update bring major performance issues

    The reports did not receive many votes however and it seems likely that Microsoft did not prioritize the bug because of that. The error that causes the high CPU load, seems to have been installed since August by then published updates.

    U.S. braced as 'catastrophic' hurricane crashes into Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian is crawling westward at just 1 miles per hour (1.6 kph) as it lashes the northern Bahamas with destructive winds. Residents of the Abacos, where Dorian first hit, are advised to remain in their shelters until conditions subside later Monday.
    Sergio AGUERO with two goals for Manchester City vs. Brighton

    Sergio AGUERO with two goals for Manchester City vs. Brighton

    City manager Pep Guardiola said his striker "will die scoring goals", and at 31 the Argentinian is showing no sign of letting up. It's a hard season, we need everybody. "Hopefully it is not as long as Leroy but we will see".
  • United's Darmian joins Parma on a four-year deal

    United's Darmian joins Parma on a four-year deal

    Darmian arrived from Torino in 2015 for a reported £12.9million and went on to make 92 appearances for the Red Devils. Italy global Darmian returns to his homeland after agreeing a four-year deal with Roberto D'Aversa's side.
    Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc on Bahamas as 'catastrophic' Category 5 storm

    Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc on Bahamas as 'catastrophic' Category 5 storm

    He got in trouble while trying to escape the bad weather with his family near their home in Abaco, according to Bahamas press. Coastal flood advisory through the weekend for potential minor flooding during high tides.
    Apex Legends next limited time event, Voidwalker, kicks off this week

    Apex Legends next limited time event, Voidwalker, kicks off this week

    There's also a set of direct-purchase cosmetics, which include a new frame and a Daft Punk-inspired helmeted skin for Wraith. Weapons in this mode are limited to sniper rifles and shotguns, and loot in general has been made "much harder to come by".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.