The official nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 have just been revealed.
There’s a host of usual suspects, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as a lot of the stand out talent on display at this summer’s World Cup – including World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric and World Cup Young Player Of The Tournament winner Kylian M’bappé.
Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann joins Premier League stars Mo Salah, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne on the list along with Real Madrid and France centre back Raphael Varane – who enjoyed winning the Champions League and World Cup in the same season.
OFFICIAL: The nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Player 2018:
• Cristiano Ronaldo
• Kevin De Bruyne
• Antoine Griezmann
• Eden Hazard
• Harry Kane
• Kylian Mbappe
• Lionel Messi
• Luka Modric
• Mohamed Salah
• Raphael Varane pic.twitter.com/iGKOaqdeBu
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 24, 2018
It could be the first year in many a season that Lionel Messi and Ronaldo miss out on the honour, after the likes of Salah and Modric enjoyed incredible seasons for both club and country.
In other news, check out a new documentary on a player who could be future winner of this award – Tim Weah – right here.