Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard have all been named on FIFA’s ten-man shortlist for their Player of the Year award.
The four Premier League players are joined by Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, as well as World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane, and World Cup finalist and Golden Ball winner Luka Modric.
The award judges performances for the 12 months up to the World Cup final that was won by France on July 15.
One notable absentee is PSG and Brazil star Neymar, while there was no Spaniard on the list after their poor tournament.
OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018:
Kevin De Bruyne
For the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018 pic.twitter.com/bqt8tDWY8d
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018
Earlier, FIFA announced a ten-man Coach of the Year shortlist that included England boss Gareth Southgate as well as Premier League managers Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
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