Modric battles Ronaldo Salah again — FIFA BEST AWARD

Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season

But Lionel Messi - who has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade - has been omitted from the shortlist after featuring in the top three for 11 straight years.

The winners will be announced on 24 September at Royal Festival Hall in London.

Messi's subsequent wins came in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, while Ronaldo won the title in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

'Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world and they have a great squad [but] it's evident that the absence of Ronaldo makes them less good, ' Messi told Catalunya Radio.

Ronaldo moved to Italy for 100 million euros after five years with Real.

Egyptian forward Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season, helping the English club reach the Champions League final where they were beaten by Real.

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Lionel Messi also makes the cut for his strike for Argentina against Nigeria, while Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma rounds out the Russian Federation 2018 nominees with his goal against Iran.

Barcelona have flopped on the European stage by their own high standards in recent years, with their fierce rivals scooping three consecutive Champions League titles, led by Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible goalscoring feats.

The Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation provides several of the goals on the shortlist.

Ronaldo has been selected and the Portuguese superstar has his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Liverpool's pint sized scoring machine Mo Salah for company.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, backed by financial powerhouses, could potentially afford to sign the Argentina worldwide but Messi has quashed any idea he could leave the Nou Camp.

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