Griezmann joins Ronaldo, Messi for FIFA’s Best player award

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There’s a new name on FIFA’s shortlist for player of the year.

French scorer Antoine Griezmann is next to presumed winner Cristiano Ronaldo and everpresent superstar Lionel Messi on the roll of “Best” finalists.

Ronaldo’s EURO and Champions League titles should be enough to push him past Messi for the honor, but Griezmann was a runner-up in both competitions with France and Atletico Madrid.

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On the women’s side, USWNT attacker Carli Lloyd makes the cut along with Brazil’s Marta and Germany’s Melanie Behringer.

Premier League champion Claudio Ranieri is in the final three for best men’s coach, joining Portugal’s Fernando Santos and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane.

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