Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi vie for Fifa award

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi vie for Fifa award

London - Van Dijk starred in Liverpool's triumphant Champions League campaign



By AFP/AP

Published: Mon 2 Sep 2019, 11:40 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 1:42 AM

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist to add Fifa's best player award to his Uefa Men's Player of the Year honour.
The Dutch international denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the European title last week and the same trio are in the running for the Fifa accolade to be announced in Milan on September 23.
Van Dijk starred in Liverpool's triumphant Champions League campaign.
England full-back Lucy Bronze won Uefa's women's award and is on FIFA's shortlist with the United States' World Cup-winning duo Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is up against Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham for best men's coach.
United States coach Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back World Cup titles before stepping down after more than five years in charge, was nominated for the award for the best coach in women's soccer.
She is joined by England's Phil Neville and the Netherlands' Sarina Wiegman. The Netherlands lost to the United States in the World Cup final.
The winners will be voted on by national team coaches and captains, selected media and online fan voting.
 


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