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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Mo Salah shortlisted for Best FIFA’s Men’s Player Award, knocks Messi out of the final list

Mohamed Salah made it to FIFA’s list of top three contenders for the Best Men’s Player award in 2018, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric, according to FIFA’s official website. The winner will be selected on Monday 24 September at FIFA’s award ceremony in London. On a side note, this is the first time in 12 years that Lionel Messi failed to make it to the finalists list.

And it is not surprising that this is among the biggest news in the local press and the airwaves. Sports critic Khaled Talaat has made the rounds on the the talk shows, telling hosts that Salah has reached new highs by beating out legends Messi and Brazil’s Neymar. He tells Massaa DMC, however, that Ronaldo and Modric may have a higher chances of winning the award than Salah (watch, runtime: 8:10). The religion of Mo Salah is also going strong in Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 33:39).

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