The Best FIFA Football Awards in seven categories will be announced on September 24 in London
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatia’s Luka Modric and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah comprise the trio of finalists for the 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player award, the world’s governing football body, FIFA, announced on Monday.
"The finalists for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018, world football’s premium awards event, have been announced," the FIFA said in a statement.
The current trio of footballers does not list the name of Argentina’s Lionel Messi for the first time since 2006.
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, who plays for Liverpool FC, has earned the title of the best scorer of the English Championship having netted a total of 32 goals throughout the previous season.
The Best FIFA Football Awards in seven categories will be announced on September 24 in London.
"The winners will be crowned at the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank) on 24 September 2018, where the great and good of world football will descend upon the city to celebrate the very "best" the sport has to offer," the FIFA added in its statement.