Mo Salah just one glaring omission from the FIFPro World XI


Salah claimed third place behind Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2018 Men's World Player Award, but did win the Puskas Award for his spectacular goal against Everton.

Salah received the award at an event gala in London tonight, beating off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale who both landed stunning bicycle-kick goals. Legendary Brazilian forward Marta and first-time nominee Reynald Pedros were rewarded as The Best FIFA Women's Player and Women's coach respectively.

Modric was deserving of the award in the eyes of many, but Samuel Eto'o is convinced that the obvious candidate to win the top prize has been robbed.

Normally, Salah's snub would have been accepted and people would simply accept that the players who did make it were simply better or had a better season.

Then there's the inclusion of Manchester United's Spanish stopper David de Gea as the team's goalkeeper, even though he missed out to Thibaut Courtois for the individual keeper award.

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Watch Salah's goal vs. Everton from a few more angles.

Let's be honest, there were better goals scored in the past 12 months.


France manager Didier Deschamps took home the prize for Coach of the Year after winning last summer's World Cup.

The Egypt worldwide came out on top when it came to the Puskas Award, however, as his stunning effort against Everton was voted the best goal of the year in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. "We'll see but from what he done past year, he should be in there".