David de Gea, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard were all named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI, but there was no place for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. This was witnessed last night 24 September 2018 in London, England.
Real Madrid dominated the World XI, with Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Luka Modric all featuring, while Cristiano Ronaldo – now of Juventus – also made the team.
Despite making the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player – won by Modric – Salah missed the cut, with Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Hazard the other forwards making the list.
Dani Alves completes the line-up, despite the Paris Saint-Germain right-back starting just 23 Ligue 1 games last season and missing the World Cup through injury.
FIFA FIFPro World XI: David de Gea, Dani Alves, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, N’Golo Kante, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo
Modric beat Ronaldo and Salah to win the best men’s player award at the FIFA Best awards.
The midfielder took the honour following another success-laden season with Real Madrid, in which he helped the club to another Champions League victory for a third consecutive season.
There was some joy for Salah, however, with the Egyptian beating Gareth Bale and Ronaldo to win the FIFA Puskas award for his goal against Everton.