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Lionel Messi Snubbed For The First Time In 12 Years As Ronaldo, Salah And Modric Made 3 Man Shortlist For FIFA Awards

The finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2018 have been announced and for the first time since 2006, Lionel Messi is not in the final 3 for the FIFA Football Awards.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah made the top 3 spots. They top a shortlist of 10 players.

Mohamed Salah becomes the first Premier League player to be shortlisted for FIFA Men's Player of the Year award since 2008, when Cristiano Ronaldo won. He is also the first African confederation footballer to reach the final 3 short-list since Samuel Eto'o in 2005.

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