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No Cristiano Ronaldo as Mohamed Salah joins Lionel Messi, Lewandowski for FIFA award

No Cristiano Ronaldo as Mohamed Salah joins Lionel Messi, Lewandowski for FIFA award | Soccer Information

Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo was left off the three-man shortlist Friday for FIFA’s finest participant award for 2021, with Mohamed Salah on it as a substitute.
Six-time FIFA award winner Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are additionally candidates to win the award on January 17. Lewandowski received final 12 months forward of Ronaldo and Messi.
No participant from Italy’s European Championship-winning staff or Chelsea’s Champions League title squad was on the shortlist.
Ronaldo, a five-time winner, didn’t make the reduce for under the second time since he was first nominated on the 2007 FIFA awards. He missed out on the 2010 awards when Messi received forward of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Juventus, with Ronaldo on the staff, misplaced its long-time maintain on the Serie A title, inserting fourth, and defending champion Portugal was eradicated within the spherical of 16 at Euro 2020.
Salah was rewarded for one more standout 12 months with Liverpool by becoming a member of the shortlist for the second time. He positioned third in 2018 behind winner Luka Modric and Ronaldo.
In a 12 months when Messi moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, he peaked by serving to Argentina win the Copa Am?rica for his first senior title with the nationwide staff. He received his seventh profession Ballon d’Or trophy final month.
Lewandowski broke two Bundesliga information by scoring 41 targets for Bayern Munich within the 2020-21 season and 43 within the calendar 12 months of 2021. Each marks have been held since 1972 by one other Bayern nice, Gerd Muller.
Voting was carried out by nationwide staff coaches and captains, specialist media and followers making their selections on FIFA’s web site. They chose from an extended checklist of gamers proposed by FIFA-appointed panels.
Barcelona teammates Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso, and Chelsea participant Sam Kerr have been placed on the ladies’s shortlist.
Putellas received the Girls’s Ballon d’Or final month, with Hermoso second and Kerr third.
FIFA will announce winners in a web-based ceremony from its headquarters in Zurich. 

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