Monday, 20 November, 2017

Stars Who Were Snubbed For The World Player Of The Year Shortlist

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Rita Gibson | 18 August, 2017, 20:30

Holder Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi have been nominated for the Best FIFA Men's Player for the second year running.

Omagbemi who coached Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon was among the 10 coaches shortlisted for the award.

Real Madrid won LaLiga, the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup under Zidane last season, while Mourinho claimed three trophies in his first term with Manchester United and Conte steered Chelsea to the Premier League title.

The 12-man list was composed by a panel of former stars including Cafu, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol and Edwin van der Sar.

The vote among the coaches and captains of national teams, media representatives and fans will be held from 21 August to 7 September.

USA stocks fall on Gary Cohn resignation rumours
It will affect not only his future and a possible chairmanship of the Federal Reserve , but the direction of the country as well. The White House, however, announced that Cohn will stay and continue to focus on advancing the administration's economic agenda.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is the leading contender to win FIFA's Men's Coach of the Year award after the shortlist was published on Thursday.

Nigeria's Florence Omagbemi was shortlisted alongside Olivier Echouafni (France), Emma Hayes (Chelsea Ladies), Ralf Kellermann (Wolfsburg), Xavi Llorens (FC Barcelona Femeni) Nils Nielsen (Danish national team), Gerard Precheur (Olympique Lyonnais Feminin), Dominik Thalhammer (Austrian national team), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands national team), Hwang Yong-Bong (Korea DPR / Korea DPR U-20 national teams).

The former Nigeria global will compete with nine other coaches to win the award which will be announced at the 2017 FIFA Best Awards.

Gabon striker Aubameyang was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund.

Ronaldo poses with his latest personal award alongside victor of "The Best" women's player Carli Lloyd at the ceremony back in January.

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