For the first time since 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo lost a place in the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 with Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema in the squad.
Ronaldo and Messi have been in the squad for the last 15 consecutive years. However, Ronaldo, who left Manchester United to join Al Nassr in January, failed to garner enough votes from other professionals to secure a spot this time around. Messi, who won the Best Men’s FIFA Player award, was there alongside Mbappe and Benzema, who were also nominated for the men’s award.
Manchester City’s Haaland has moved up to first place after his phenomenal form last year.The midfield consists of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Casemiro – who won the Champions League with Real Madrid last year before joining Manchester United – and Luka Modrić, who has enjoyed tremendous success with Madrid since leaving Tottenham in 2012. Liverpool center-back Virgil van Dijk, PSG’s Achraf Hakimi and Joao Cancelo, who left Manchester City in January for a loan move to Bayern Munich.
The FIFPRO Men’s World XI 🌟 pic.twitter.com/qr2KNG8ipQ
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