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The FIFPro World XI Has 'Leaked' Online Ahead Of The Best FIFA Football Awards

The FIFPro World XI Has 'Leaked' Online Ahead Of The Best FIFA Football Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be named in the FIFPro World XI at the Best FIFA Football Awards, according to reports in Spain.

FIFA will host its annual award ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on Monday at 7.30pm UK time and will reveal the world's best XI for 2019.

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According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the FIFPro World XI has leaked online ahead of the ceremony and features no Manchester City stars, despite the club winning a historic domestic treble last season.

The World XI has Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson take his place between the sticks.

Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Marcelo are in defence alongside Reds star Virgil van Dijk and Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt.

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And the midfield includes Luka Modric, who won the Ballon d'Or last year, and Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.

Ronaldo and Messi take their place in the team alongside Madrid star Eden Hazard and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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FIFA dropped the 55-man shortlist for the World XI earlier this month and Ronaldo made history by becoming the only player to be voted on all 15 of FIFA's shortlists.

Both Ronaldo and Messi are up for the Best FIFA Men's Player award alongside Van Dijk.

The Liverpool defender, 28, beat the two five-time Ballon d'Or winners for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award last month and is widely tipped to be the favourite for FIFA's award.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is up for Best FIFA Men's Coach alongside City head coach Pep Guardiola and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

And the Best FIFA Women's Player award pits England star Lucy Bronze against US World Cup heroes Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

Who shouldn't feature in the leaked World XI?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA/FIFA

Topics: Football News, Alisson, Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Matthijs de Ligt, Best FIFA Football Awards, Football, Lionel Messi, Marcelo, Virgil Van Dijk, Kylian Mbappe, Frenkie De Jong, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric

Adnan Riaz

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