CRISTIANO RONALDO will be the favourite to claim yet another World Player of the Year title – with his arch-rival Lionel Messi not in the shortlist.
Yet, the Juventus superstar will be challenged by former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric and Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah at the Fifa The Best Awards.
It will be the headline award for the nine-category event, which will also crown coaches of the year for men and women’s teams, the Puskas title for goal of the year and the FIFPro World11 will be announced.
What time does the Fifa The Best Awards start?
The awards ceremony will take place TODAY.
It will get underway at 6.30pm.
The show is being held at London’s Royal Festival Hall – home to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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How can I watch the Fifa The Best Awards?
The ceremony will not be on terrestrial television in the UK.
But, Fifa will live stream it on their YouTube channel, and Facebook and Twitter pages.
Who are the nominees?
- The Best Fifa Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid) or Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- The Best Fifa Women’s Player: Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Dzsenifer Maroszan (Lyon) or Marta (Orlando Pride)
- The Best Fifa Men’s Coach: Didier Deschamps (France), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) or Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)
- The Best Fifa Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/ Chelsea), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) or Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
- Fifa Puskas Award (for best goal): Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Denis Cheryshev (Russia), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK Athens), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Benjamin Pavard (France), Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- Fifa Fair Play Award
- Fifa Fan Award: Sebastian Carrera (Puerto Montt fan), Peru fans, Japan and Senegal fans
- Fifa FIFPro World XI: The 55 nominees can be found here