Messi, Ron­aldo and Ney­mar up for FIFA award

Sunday Express - - SPORTS -

REAL Madrid’s Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Ger­main’s Ney­mar com­prise the Best Fifa Men’s Player short­list.

Ron­aldo won the in­au­gu­ral award last year, ahead of Messi with Ney­mar fourth be­hind Atletico’s An­toine Griezmann.

Chelsea’s An­to­nio Conte is up for the men’s coach award after lead­ing the Blues to the Premier League ti­tle in his first sea­son at Stam­ford Bridge.

Holder Carli Lloyd is again nom­i­nated for the women’s player award.

Lieke Martens, who scored three goals in the Nether­lands’ tri­umphant Euro 2017 cam­paign, and Venezuela striker Deyna Castel­lanos are Lloyd’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Conte is up against Zine­dine Zi­dane, whose Real Madrid side beat Ju­ven­tus, man­aged by the cat­e­gory’s third nom­i­nee Mas­si­m­il­iano Al­le­gri, in the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal in June.

Arse­nal striker Olivier Giroud’s ‘scor­pion kick’ vol­ley against Crys­tal Palace in Jan­uary and then Chelsea mid­fielder Ne­manja Matic’s fierce lon­grange ef­fort in the FA Cup semi-fi­nal against Tot­ten­ham in May are nom­i­nated for the Puskas Award for the year’s best goal.

The in­tri­cate team goal that rounded off Celtic’s 5-2 win over St John­stone and Moussa Dem­bele’s hat-trick in Fe­bru­ary is also in the run­ning. — BBC

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