FIFA announced the finalists for their most prestigious awards on Monday, with world soccer’s governing body gearing up for the ceremony in London on Sept. 24.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah were nominated for the men’s award, while Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Maroszan and Marta are the finalists for the women’s award.
Zlatko Dalic, Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane are the finalists for the men’s best coach award, with Lyon’s Reynald Pedros, Japan’s Asako Takakura and Holland’s Sarina Wiegman up for the women’s award.
The biggest snubs in these awards appear to Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi (out of the top three for the first time since 2006) and Kylian Mbappe from the men’s game, with Guardiola leading Manchester City to a record-breaking season, Mbappe ripping teams apart at the World Cup and Messi leading Barcelona to a domestic treble and carrying Argentina to qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Below are the finalists for each category in full.
Best men’s player
Best women’s player
Best men’s coach
Best women’s coach
FIFA Puskas Award
FIFA Fan Award